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The Resource I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced, Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui ; translated by Linda Coverdale

I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced, Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui ; translated by Linda Coverdale

Label
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced
Title
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced
Statement of responsibility
Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Title variation
I am Nujood, age ten and divorced
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • The true story of the remarkable 10-year-old Yemeni girl who dared to defy her country's most archaic traditions by fighting for a divorce
  • Recently honored alongside Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice as one of Glamour magazine's women of the year, Nujood now tells her full story for the first time. "Forced by her father to marry a man three times her age, young Nujood Ali was sent away from her parents and beloved sisters and made to live with her husband and his family in an isolated village in rural Yemen. There she suffered daily from physical and emotional abuse by her mother-in-law and nightly at the rough hands of her spouse. Flouting his oath to wait to have sexual relations with Nujood until she was no longer a child, he took her virginity on their wedding night. She was only ten years old. Unable to endure the pain and distress any longer, Nujood fled--not for home, but to the courthouse of the capital, paying for a taxi ride with a few precious coins of bread money. When a renowned Yemeni lawyer heard about the young victim, she took on Nujood's case and fought the archaic system in a country where almost half the girls are married while still under the legal age. Since their unprecedented victory in April 2008, Nujood's courageous defiance of both Yemeni customs and her own family has attracted a storm of international attention. Her story even incited change in Yemen and other Middle Eastern countries, where underage marriage laws are being increasingly enforced and other child brides have been granted divorces. As she guides us from the magical, fragrant streets of the Old City of Sana'a to the cement-block slums and rural villages of this ancient land, her unflinching look at an injustice suffered by all too many girls around the world is at once shocking, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable."--Provided by publisher
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Summary
The true story of a Yemeni child bride describes her forced marriage to an abusive husband three times her age, her pursuit of the marriage's dissolution, and the cultural factors that place girls at risk in Yemeni society
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2011
Awards note
Tayshas Reading Commended, 2012.
Biography type
autobiography
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350683
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 306.872/3092
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
HQ784.C55
LC item number
A45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
Label
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced, Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nujood, a modern-day heroine -- In court -- Khardji -- The judge -- The wedding -- Shada -- Running away -- The divorce -- The birthday -- Mona -- The return of fares -- When I become a lawyer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn401140190
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781451721805
Lccn
2009033063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)401140190
Label
I am Nujood, age 10 and divorced, Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui ; translated by Linda Coverdale
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nujood, a modern-day heroine -- In court -- Khardji -- The judge -- The wedding -- Shada -- Running away -- The divorce -- The birthday -- Mona -- The return of fares -- When I become a lawyer -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn401140190
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9781451721805
Lccn
2009033063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)401140190

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