Friday, June 23, 2017

I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced--#29 finished

True story of a 10 year old girl that was married off in Yemen.  She was raped and beaten by her much older husband and was able to find her way to the courthouse in a major city and find help.  There after a few weeks where husband and father were in jail for this crime, she obtained her divorce but the men were freed with basically no charges.  Book ends with promise of hope in that family has a newer apartment and Nujood there to protect her younger sister and they have arrangements to continue schooling.  At one point in the book it mentions female illiteracy at 80%.  I avoided checking wikipedia on her until now and sounds like dad has basically stolen her money force her out of the house and has married off the younger sister.  With the fighting in Yemen at least glad that she is alive but damn that is screwed up.

There are copies already in PBS so I will be handing it off or donating it away.

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