I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali Book Review


Chapter 1 of I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced opens up with chaos in the courtyard.  Nujood has come to this courthouse with one objective. She needs to see a judge. She finally finds a lady who at first was reluctant to help her. Nujood gets taken to the courtroom.  After patiently waiting, the judge acknowledges her. Nujood asked something that not many women let alone a ten-year-old would dare ask. She wanted a divorce. 

The Next chapter takes us back to before it all started. She tells us that she was born in Khardji, and here women are not taught to make choices. Her Momma was a good laying hen as she had birth so many children. She watched as her mother cooked, cleaned, and took care of the children. Nujood and everyone else in the family is obliged to listen to her father. The women in the family were not allowed to attend school. The reason Nujood gave was that her father thought it was dangerous. After an altercation with others in the village Nujood and her family was forced to leave.They relocated to Sana’a where it was not as glamorous as Khardji. She saw both her parent fall into depression, and her sister Jamila ran off with Her other sisters Husband, And She lost her brother to sex trafficking.

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