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I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali
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Oct 30, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: autobiographies

Two stars because it's a bit too early to "tell", probably it would be a more powerful account when the subject is ready and old(er) enough to tell more, and possibly include (interviews from) other similar, tragic, accounts from other young brides in and around Yemen. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I am encouraging her to write it all out and hang her life out like laundry, nothing like that. But perhaps these powerful yet heartbreaking accounts would help, to the very least, change its current "societal norms" and give young children, a childhood they deserved, before it gets robbed from them - brides, or soldiers.

Minoui is amazing, thanks to her, but like many others I believe this could have been deeper, stronger, but simply too soon. Should have waited, perhaps.

I don't think you need this book, you can google her story without it.

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