Memoir: I AM NUJOOD, AGE 10 and DIVORCED with Delphine Minoui

images-3The title catches your attention doesn’t it?

I found I AM NUJOOD, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED with the adult books in the book section of my local Target store and couldn’t help but pick up the book.

I opened it to the first page and started reading and knew I wanted to learn more about Nujood of Yemen, the brave little girl who was married off by her father at the age of nine to a man three times her age.

images-10Nujood Ali is the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce.

She is hailed by Hillary Clinton as “one of the greatest women I have ever seen.”
images-11Nujood was also named a Glamour Woman of the Year in 2008.

Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph, says it best, ” This book took my breath away. It broke my heart but put it back together again with a renewed hope in the staggering power of the human spirit.”



Delphine Minoui is a recipient of the Albert Londres Prize and has been covering Iran and the Middle East since 1997.

I hope to do an interview with Delphine Minoui on World Reads in the future.

images-4For now I hope to bring awareness to this powerful autobiography: I AM NUJOOD, AGE 10 AND DIVORCED.

I couldn’t put it down and I’m sure you won’t either.

To learn more about Nujood, check out this video.




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