Gender Issues

The Mistreatment that Women Face in Their Daily Lives

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

In the novella, I am Nujood, Age 10 and divorced, by Nujood Ali with Delphine Minoui, Nujood speaks about the troubling lifestyle that she has lead up to this point in her life. She talks openly about her arranged marriage and the abuse that she has been put through by her husband, a man that is three times her tender age of ten.

Pictures Regarding Nujood's Story

About the book

In the first few chapters of I am Nujood, age ten and divorced, we saw the horrible truth of Nujood getting married and the abuse and horror that she has already been through. We learned that the marriage was quick and not about happiness at all. Only about 12 hours after her marriage Nujood was swept away from her family in the big city and now lives in her old town away from the rest of her family. Here, she is abused daily with no hope of ever getting out or receiving any help.

Nujood Ali's interview with CNN