I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced Setting & Symbolism

Nujood Ali
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Niqab

After Nujood got married, she had to wear a black full-length niqab like all the married women of Yemen did.

Khat

Ali, Nujood’s father, sat with the neighbors and chewed khat leaves. Khat was a green plant that was plentiful in the Yemen region.

Sleeping Mat

Nujood had her own room at her in-laws and slept on a floor on a sleeping mat. The first night after her marriage, her “husband” insisted on sleeping with her on the sleeping mat. She was terrorized every night when he burst into her room.

Colored Pencils

Nujood loved to draw with colored pencils that she used at school. After she had to quit school to get married, she often dreamed of drawing with her colored pencils again.

The Koran

One of Nujood’s favorite subjects at school was the study of the Koran. When she returned to school, she...

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