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“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.”
 
Nujood Ali's childhood came to an abrupt end in 2008 when her father arranged for her to be married to a man three times her age. With harrowing directness, Nujood tells of abuse at her husband's hands and of her daring escape. With the help of local advocates and the press, Nujood obtained her freedom—an extraordinary achievement in Yemen, where almost half of all girls are married under the legal age. Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has inspired other young girls in the Middle East to challenge their marriages. Hers is an unforgettable story of tragedy, triumph, and courage.


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    I Am Nujood

    Nujood, a 10 year old girl is given in marriage to an abusive man many years her senior who takes her far away from her family. She somehow finds the courage, on the advice of her father's second wife goes to the courthouse to ask for a divorce. Her success becomes a catalyst for some limited but significant changes to the country of Yemen's laws.

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    In this day and age people should not be forced to live this way. The only way things can change is though education . These books are hard to read but Their stories must be told

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    Sad reality

    It's sad to know that its difficult to escape the reality. every night those girls suffers and cant afford to have a wonderful dream that thay should have. And ouch, at a very young age they have to matured early, forget about school, do the chores instead of playing and do what a wife should do at night.

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    Eye-opener

    The story is told from the the perspective of a 10 year old and covers her life in a remote village in Yemen. I was amazed by this young girl's resilience and tenacity. Her courage made it possible for others to follow her lead--an inspiring story.

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    RN

    I am horrified that this pedophilia exists in todays times. I am shocked and disgusted that dirty old men marry children and think this is a proper marriage.

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