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Book Paper: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

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Book Paper: I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

“I want a divorce,” is a quote from the book I Am Nujood, aged 10 and Divorced written by Nujood Ali and Delphine Minoui. This book is about a young girl who was forced into marriage, abused, and fought for her rights in Yemen when she was only 10 years of age. I chose this book because it was recommended to me by a friend who read it for an assignment she did for a global geography course. She said that it was very interesting and informative. I like reading books that are non-fiction but also have a good story to it. Woman’s rights are very important to me because I think it is wrong for a group of people, in this case males, to have more authority and privilege over others when they do not necessarily deserve it. In this book, Nujood gives insight on poverty, marriage, female rights, and family problems in Yemen.

Summarizing of Main Events
There are four main events that were discussed in this book that I thought were very important and were necessary to be discussed. The main points include poverty, family issues, female rights and marriage. All of these points cause conflict throughout the novel however they all tie together at the end to create some peace for young Nujood, her sister, and all the other young girls and people Nujood’s story has affected. This novel is story about real conflicts happening in the world and they have been happening for a very long time. In the past people have seen them as more acceptable but in today’s society people care about the well-being of others and fairness to people therefore it is a great conflict. The following paragraphs will discuss these points in greater detail. The first main issue I would like to discuss is poverty. Nujood belonged to a family with many children. Her father had two wives, the first was her mother who had 16 children and his second was her Auntie Dowla who had 5. He refused to work leaving his children responsible to...

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