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“A powerful new autobiography...It’s hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées—or braver ones—than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali.”
—Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
“Shocking...captures the social challenges facing Yemen better than any scholarly work could hope to do.”
“Her case has brought international exposure to the archaic practice of robbing girls of their youth.”
—People (Four Stars)
“An international icon of tenacity and courage.”
“One of the greatest women I have ever seen . . . She set an example with her courage.”
“This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again with a renewed hope in the staggering power of the human spirit. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding.”
—Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph
“Nujood and all other girls like her who are traded like objects deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries.”
—Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
“Simple and straightforward in its telling, this is an informative and thoroughly engaging narrative.”
NUJOOD ALI was the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce. Named a Glamour Woman of the Year in 2008, she has been profiled in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and Time magazine. She lives in Yemen.
DELPHINE MINOUI, a recipient of the Albert Loudres Prize, has been covering Iran and the Middle East since 1997. She lives in Beirut.
Very informative and easy to read. Have passed this on to several others who were very interested in this fascinating and a bit scary tale.Published 22 days ago by Con
What an intriguing story of a young girl on the other side of the worlit. It was so difficult to imagine what young girls have to go through. I felt so sorry for herPublished 1 month ago by Gwen Grobe
Male or female, if you have compassion, you'll want to be made aware of the realities of the world and the courage to make a difference!Published 1 month ago by Sally
A touching revelation of the abuse and injustice that young girls endure in an uneducated society. The courage of this young 10 year old spoke volumes of the pain and suffering... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mulley