These lines are taken from the new memoir, I am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced, which tells the story of Nujood Ali, a young Yemeni girl who was married to a man twice her age and subsequently became the first child bride in the country to be granted a divorce.
Recently honored alongside Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice as one of Glamour magazine’s women of the year, Nujood now tells her full story for the first time. Her unflinching look at an injustice suffered by all too many girls around the world is at once shocking, inspiring, and utterly unforgettable.
Nujood was profiled in the CNN World series Untold Stories. This segment provides a glimpse into her life.
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