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« Je m’appelle Nojoud, et je suis yéménite. Mariée de force par mes parents à un homme trois fois plus âgé que moi, j’ai été abusée sexuellement et battue. À 10 ans, j’ai demandé le divorce trois mois après mes noces. Un jour, en partant acheter du pain, j’ai décidé de ne pas rentrer chez moi et je me suis réfugiée au tribunal jusqu’à ce qu’un juge veuille bien m’écouter....more
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Published 2009 by Lafon
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Petra Mmmandala
8 Sept 2013 update: Yemini child bride aged 8 dies of internal injuries on her wedding night to a man of 40 Nujood got the law changed to make 17 the minimum age for marriage. The Muslim religious authorities got the law repealed as they say that it is up to the parents to decide when to sell marry off their daughters.

Pictures of child brides These child brides are Christian, Hindu etc. as well as Muslim and from different countries, albeit not Europe. I hate child abuse and the exploitation of...more
Rebecca
I purchased this book on a whim at the book store today. The title was compelling and I have a penchant for survival stories. With that, the content of Nujood's story is unquestionably salient. Her experience is one of courage and extraordinary spirit. For me, this is the strength of the book. It pains me to say that despite all that, I cannot in good conscience give the book a strong rating.

Nujood's voice was drowned out by "co-author's" Delphine Minoui. To the point where I did not see a shif...more
Meaghan
The story should be compelling, but I found this memoir to be remarkably shallow. Nujood is barely literate and the memoir was actually written by the journalist Delphine Minoui. I'm not sure how much of the book is Minoui's and how much is Nujood's dictation, or if ANY of it was her dictation for that matter. Certainly the author is consciously trying to sound like a ten-year-old girl, which is a main part of the problem.

The details that could really enrich this story are lacking. Nujood goes t...more
Truly
Apa yang kamu inginkan?” Tanya seorang hakim
”Saya ingin bercerai” Jawan Nujood dengan tegas

Shafa Arawinda, seorang gadis berusia 10 tahun. Duduk di kelas V SD. Selain sekolah dan les, ia menghabiskan waktunya bermain dengan teman-teman. Ia juga menggemari coklat. Hari-hari dihabiskan dengan kecerian dan kegembiraan khas anak-anak.

Nujood Ali lahir di Yaman tahun 1998. Ia bukan siapa-siapa, hanya seorang anak perempuan yang memiliki orang tua dan banyak saudara. Ia juga sering bermain dan menggema...more
Zografia
I can not rate this book or comment on it, since I think it's purpose is to raise awareness. It's not a book for fun or entertainment and I dont recommend it to you if that's what you seek. It's a book that made me feel so awful, and I can only imagine what Nyjood has been through. It is a real story, with facts, which actually makes it a lot more horrible.
I just looked at the cover and the pictures and thought that she looks so little and beautiful. What kind of monster could do this to her? Th...more
Amy Sheridan
If this book doesn't make you stfu about your first world problems like getting the wrong latte at Starbucks or not being able to find the right color of sweater for your chihuahua, nothing will.

Seriously, at the age of 10, when many (American) girls are wearing booty shorts and trying to emulate Miley Curys, Nujood is sold by her family to a 30-year-old man as his wife. She comes from a world where this isn't entirely unusual. It also isn't unusual for men to have multiple wives, and for girls...more
Vivian Valvano
I am really sorry to have to give this only 2 stars. Nujood's story is heartbreaking, and her bravery is inspiring. I remember her case when it broke in the news. Married off by her father to a man 25 years older than she, this Yemeni child who is not even positive of her age was repeatedly abused, beated, and raped by this bastard (who had "promised" not to touch her until after puberty) and was brutally abused by his mother. She had the courage to find her way to a courthouse, find a judge tha...more
Chris
Before I comment on the book, I have to say something about the writer. Ali told her story to Delphine Minoui who is responisble for the actual written word. In some ways, this makes the story read strangely. It is ten year old, but the voice at times is far, far older than ten. In part, this must be so the novel can be read by adults, but it does give it a bit strange feel to the tone. Also, I think that the lack detail, in particular about the legal aspects of the case was done for two reasons...more
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Such a brave and resilient little girl! At the age of 10, Nujood was married off to a man of thirty. He promised her father that he wouldn't consummate the marriage until she'd reached puberty, but began daily raping her starting on the wedding night. He also beat her black and blue on a regular basis. While on a visit to the city to see her family, Nujood ran away and stumbled into the courthouse asking, "Where's the judge? I want a divorce!" She had no money, no education, and no idea what she...more
Maha
تتحدث الروايه عن أشهر طفلة في العالم العربي، اليمنية نجود أحمد علي، التي حصلت على الطلاق من زوجها وعمرها 10 سنوات
فتاة اليمن السعيد ومثيلاتها كثيرات على امتداد أوطاننا السعيدة ـ مسروقة من على مقعد الدراسة، ومن كراسة الرسم ولعبة الغميضة، ومسلسلات توم وجيري، ومساقة إلى سرير الزوجية، لتطاردها كل مساء اغتصابات زوج ثلاثيني، وكوابيس ملونة بالدم النازف من عذرية الطفولة،
الطفله اللتي كان من المفترض أن تظل طفلة، لكنها بحكم الأهل والفقر باتت عروساً فامرأة، وبأمر المحكمة أصبحت مطلقة في قضية ملأت الدنيا وشغلت...more
ليلى المطوع

قاتلكم الله يامن تحبون اغتصاب الاطفال تحت ستار الدين


كانت رائعة جدا ... وبريئة للغاية


اختم عامي بها
Kat
This is a very short and, despite the subject matter, easy read. It's disquieting, yes, but also hopeful and occasionally even light.

What I really liked about this book is that, first, it doesn't shy away from the horrors of what happened to Nujood, but it also doesn't go too graphic into them. It's clearly been written with a great deal of input from Nujood because the style, and what she takes enjoyment in, is clearly that of a 10- or 11-year-old. She is such a strong-willed child, and I trul...more
Ishraq
I'm not going to rate this book I just can't, it is one of these books that you have mixed feelings after reading it.. feeling of compassion and sadness for poor little Nujood and feelings of rage and anger towards stupid tribal traditions that spread out in the name of Islam while Islam has nothing to deal with it. And when all what a child want is to get back to be a child, play, draw, go to school and being seen by the others eyes as just a child no words in the world could ever express these...more
Jay
Firstly, this low rating isn't due what to happened to Ali. It's terrible, jaw-dropping and gut wrenching. No child should be sold off- no human being should be sold off, period- and no child should be raped. Given Ali's bravery at being able to even think of getting a divorce despite being repressed, and actually following through with it, it's not wonder she was voted woman of the year.

But I can't help and feel that this memoir drags her story down. Someone on here suggested it would have been...more
Jennifer (aka EM)
An important book for anyone who would like a first-hand account of the horror and cruelty of child marriage. My quibble - as always - is in the telling: written at a basic level pretending to be out of the mouth of 10-yr-old Nujood, the prose was stilted and the horror somewhat dulled (although, what was unsaid was a powerful statement in itself) - and, above all, the pacing was too fast. We needed to dwell a little longer on the lead-up to the marriage selling of the 10-yr-old to a 30+-yr-old...more
Mona M. Kayed

كتاب صادم بشكل مفجع .. نجود و غيرها من الحالات تعتبر إفرازاً طبيعياً للجهل المتفشي في المجتمعات العربية .. المشكلة لا تكمن في الجهل بحد ذاته ، و إنما في أولئك الذين يرتكبون حماقاتهم باسم الدين .. في هذا الكتاب مثلاً كانت حجة والد الطفلة بأن الرسول عليه السلام تزوج من السيدة عائشة و هي ابنة تسع سنين ، في حين أنه يتناسى مثلاً بأن الصحابي أسامة بن زيد قاد جيش المسلمين و هو لا يتجاوز الخمسة عشر عاماً .. المجتمع الآن لا يطالب الشباب بقيادة الجيوش في عمر المراهقة و لكنه ما زال يطالب الطفلات بالزواج...more
Susan
Minoui's introduction is entirely too precious, beginning "Once upon a time there was a magical land..." She calls Yemen "a mysterious place," says "women hide their charms behind thick black veils," and describes Nujood as "a tiny wisp of a thing." It's all very poetic, but she's a journalist writing a serious book, even if it is for children. By the way, "Yemen has experienced a series of civil wars too complicated for the pages of children's books." Well, that might explain her apparent belie...more
Julie
I am Nujood is the story of a 10 year-old girl from Yemen who is sold off as a child bride to a much elder man who physically and sexually assaults her. Taking the advice of her father's second wife, Nujood flees from her family home and appeals to the Court for a divorce. Nujood's story is certainly worth telling and the issues the book attempts to deal with - child marriage, child trafficking, etc. are of great importance. The main problem with this book is that it is far too simplistic for th...more
Huma Rashid
Deeply, deeply compelling. The story of a girl with amazing courage and resilience and such a full, generous heart.

No girl should ever have to live through what Nujood lived through, but far too many do all over the world. This child's journey - finding a way to leave her abusive home, get to Sana'a, track down a judge, and tell her story - is a testament to the power of the human spirit.

It is important to remember when reading this book that domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child marriages...more
Gwen
I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced is written by Najood Ali with the help of Delphine Minoui. This was an easy but emotional read. It doees not take the reader long to feel the wrong done to Nujood. Her family moved quickly from a very rural town to a city, with little money and no education. Her father is struggling to provide for his family. His children and wife are forced to beg from money on the street. A man in his 30s offers to wed Nujood and the family agrees. She is just 10 years old.

I h...more
*•.♥.•*Sabrina Rutter*•.♥.•*
This book is worthy of five stars for it's message alone. I just talked to some women who work for the UN raising funds for women, and girls just like Nujood by holding a big book sale once a year in the mall here in my city. When they were explaining their cuase I could tell that they expected me to have no idea about the plight a lot of these women are in. It's very true that so many people don't know that many countries around the world still deny it's women basic human rights.
I would like to...more
thewanderingjew
In Yemen, a country described by one of the authors as remote and picturesque, we meet Nujood Ali. She lives in abject poverty, in backward conditions, without running water, electricity or creature comforts. Yet, she is happy with her simple life. When a matter of honor brings shame upon her family and there is no money for food or rent, her father marries her off to a man 30 years her senior and her nightmare begins.
She is only ten years old. A promise is made to respect her and not consummate...more
Julie
A relatively short book about Nujood's life and how she was married at the age of 10 to an abusive man, and filed for divorce.

It's really a more an amazing story when you read it than it sounds like in a summary. Not that her situation is unique, but it takes a strong will and intelligence to get herself out of it at such a young age.

You're reading the story through so many filters though, that it's hard to know how genuine every detail is. She didn't write the story by herself. I don't think sh...more
Lisa Christen
“I’m a simple village girl who has always obeyed the orders of my father and brothers. Since forever, I have learned to say yes to everything. Today I have decided to say no.”

Good story which takes place in Yemen and is the story of 10-year old Nujood Ali who was forced by her father to marry a man who was three times her age. She was made to go live with her husband and his family, was raped by her husband, and was emotionally and physically abused by his mother. Yemeni law allows girls of any...more
Michelle
This is an important book. It's just not especially well-written. Normally, with this weighty a topic I'd be more forgiving but I found the writing was annoying enough to really affect my ability to concentrate on what most mattered...that it is a horrific practice which allows for prepubescent little girls to be married off to men 3 or more times their age. Obviously, an illiterate 10 year old girl is going to need the assistance of a co-author. And I applaud Ms. Minoui for taking this on. Firs...more
Kathryn
Impressed with Nujood. Not with Minoui. Good story, but the writing is lacking.

The older author was good about keeping to Nujood's story, but she made some decisions that I found took away from the story; using words like 'corpulent' which doesn't sound like it would be in an illiterate 10 year old's vocabulary. I think 'the fat ladies' would sounded more natural. (Clearly this is a choice of translation, as well, from Nujood's arabic, but still, there is an inconsistency of voice that bothers...more
Algheeed_الغِيد
الكتاب الثامن والأربعين في تحدي القراءة ٢٠١٣. بضرب عصفورين بحجر كما يقول المثل، أكملتُ كتابًا أود قراءته منذ عامين، في ذات الوقت .. ولحاجتي لتقوية لغتي الإنجليزية .. فإن لقراءته فوائد عديدة :-).
لم ٤ وليست ٥؟ اممممم ببساطة لأنه لم يوفي محمد (ﷺ) مايستحقه من توضيح لزواجه من سيدة نساء المؤمنين عائشة رضي الله عنها وأرضاها.
القضاة الذين - بعد الله - أخذوا لنجود حقها، هم المثال الحقيقي للمسلمين .. وهذا جيّد! أقصد: حين يقرأ الأجانب هذه القصة ستزداد صورة هذا الدين بشاعة أكثر فأكثر، ناهيك عن الاستغلال ال...more
Hessa E 240521
This book is different than the other book that i have read. It is not an ordinary story with happy, or sad ending. This book is about a phenomenon girl that entered history for her courage. Nujood, the youngest divorced women or in her case "child" in the world. She was only nine years old when her father forced her to get married to a man twice her age. This little girl was not different because she was married at young age. In Yemen, it is a normal thing that girls end up married at young age...more
Psmith
May 10, 2011 Psmith rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: ethereal, non-fiction
it was a heart moving story of a 10 year old girl, married off to a brute by her unconcerned addict of a father, who had to suffer physical and mental torture at the hands of her so-called husband and mother-in-law and finally found the courage to approach the legal system, withstanding the opposition by her family. This real incident shows to what extent human beings stoop low to save their 'honour'. I wonder how many children worldwide must be suffering indignities at the hands of older people...more
Loloah ALhozami
انتهيت لِلتو من رواية تِلك الأسطورة الحقيقية نجود بطلة الأزمنة المعاصرة، تلك الفتاة الصغيرة أثبتت أنهُ لا مُحال يَحول بين المرءِ وحقوقه فأرجو من الله العلي العظيم أن يُعين كُل نجود في هذا الكون لتستعيد حقوقها كما فعلت نجود ابنة العاشرة والمُطلقة..
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Nujood Ali, born in 1998, is a figure of Yemen's fight against forced marriage. At the age of ten, she obtained a divorce, breaking with the tribal tradition. In November 2008, U.S. women's magazine Glamour designated Nujood Ali and her lawyer Shada Nasser as Women of the Year. Nasser, born in 1964, is herself a feminist and specialist in human rights, whose involvement in Nujood's case received m...more
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“Nujood's rebellion, honorable in our eyes, is moreover considered by conservatives as an outrageous affront, punishable, according to extremist, by a murderous "honor crime.".” 5 likes
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