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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nujood Ali, Delphine Minoui Narrator: Meera Simhan Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780307712561
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Nujood and all other girls like her who are traded like objects deserve to be heard. This important book gives them a voice and sheds light on an ugly secret that has destroyed the lives of children for centuries. Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran
  • Simple and straightforward in its telling, this is an informative and thoroughly engaging narrative. Publishers Weekly
  • A powerful new autobiography...It’s hard to imagine that there have been many younger divorcées—or braver ones—than a pint-size third grader named Nujood Ali. Nicholas Kristof, New York Times
  • “Shocking...captures the social challenges facing Yemen better than any scholarly work could hope to do. Washington Post
  • “Her case has brought international exposure to the archaic practice of robbing girls of their youth. People (Four Stars)
  • An international icon of tenacity and courage. New Yorker
  • One of the greatest women I have ever seen . . . She set an example with her courage. Hillary Clinton
     
  • 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. What Nujood did to save her life was a miracle; that she did it as a ten-year-old child is, quite simply, astounding. Carolyn Jessop, author of Escape and Triumph

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriel | 5/24/2011

    " Challenges one's thinking on what a ten-year-old can do. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rajitha | 5/19/2011

    " it is appalling to know that a girl so young was married, but the book doesnt rly touch you the way it should. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nellie | 5/18/2011

    " Easy read. Only took a few hours. Excellant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 5/14/2011

    " This book was very eye opening, Her courage and determination at age 10 amazes me. I really hope to hear more about Nujood and all her accomplishments as she gets older.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 5/13/2011

    " Very disturbing, and another dope slap of the reality that goes on in that part of the world...so happy to be an American... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 5/11/2011

    " I would absolutely recommend reading this book. It's based on a true story, and will change your life. The things this girl goes through are insane! And it's interesting to read about how the culture is over there...it will make you appreciate your life in so many ways. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steevigh | 5/11/2011

    " Wow...just amazing what this girl went through. Her story is so unlike anything I've ever read. This was one I couldn't put down, I had to see how it ended. Mind-blowing. "

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About the Narrator

Meera Simhan is a film and stage actress who was born in England and raised in San Diego. Her first lead film role was as Linda Jones in Date Movie in 2006. Since then she has appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Iron Man, Law & Order, The Young and the Restless, and The Mentalist.