Monday, July 25, 2011

I am Nujood, Age 10, and Divorced by Nujood Ali

Nujood Age 10 Divorced
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced is the true story, told in the first person narrative, of a young girl growing up in Yemen, who was forced into child marriage by her impoverished parents.

Repeatedly raped before she had even reached puberty, this young girl showed remarkable strength in not only breaking away from her husband, but then persuading the courts with the help of an activist lawyer to grant her a divorce.

Woman of the Year in Glamour Magazine in 2008, and referenced in National Geographic in July 2011, Nujood Ali is at last free to pursue the remains of her childhood and gain an education, while graphically informing the world just what is going on in some countries of the world today.

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced is a short book but you will want to read it in one sitting. Apart from shocking you, it makes for compulsive reading.