In RE today, we watched the documentary of this book, and actually seeing where the characters lived, and hearing their voices makes the book more real and. Patricia McCormick (born May 23, ) is an American journalist and writer of realistic fiction for young adults. She has twice been a finalist for the National. Prospecto de un nuevo periodico intitulado La Guardia vendida por el Centinela y la traicion descubierta por el oficial de dia Vendida: McCormick, Patricia.

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McCormick graduated from Rosemont College in — Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. They are cast into the tiny rural mountainous village where they are ruled by their husbands and male relatives and l Memoir of two young English-Yemeni sisters who are ‘sold’ into marriage. I brought this along with the follow up ‘A promise to Nadia’ I can’t recall the press coverage in the 80’s but this is still pateicia on.

Dad, Dear Dad, convinces the girls to ‘go on vacation to visit family in Yemen’, where, upon their arrival at the relatives village, he sells them outright and returns to the UK or wherever. Apr 01, Felicia A added it. I respect that the lady went through hell and i am not trying to comment on her life but on this book. The story of the excruciatingly painful life changes these girls went through, all because of their own belligerent father, is one we should all know.

In the Yemen were forced to live in poverty stricken villages and were cruelly treated. Every day they walked over rocky terrain to ptaricia water from a well; they were battered and rape Probably one of the most harrowing and compelling reads!

The story was very touching but overall it was a mccotmick. I am relieved that the UK has completely overhauled it’s attitude to forced marriages and Zana’s mother would get help and support to get her children out of this situation if it happened now. The way their story was blowing up all over the world, I’m sure quite a few people would line up vendidda help him out with that.


Jul 26, sam sam blank rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. September Learn how and when to remove this template message.

A queste parti si aggiungono poi i pensieri della protagonista: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This book follows such a heavy topic that is very present in our society.

Literally, by their father!!

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Dec 25, Abilio rated it it was amazing. Raised in England, they have reached teenage-hood with bendida its challenges and rebellious behaviors.

Preview — Sold by Zana Muhsen. I really recommend seeing the documentary when reading this, the story is truly heartwrenching. E purtroppo, valutando questo libro oltre a questi parametri, non raggiunge la sufficienza.

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We can’t all write beautifully when we’re Holy shit. Nadia stayed behind to be with her children. There is a sequel apparently, that furthers the story of the young women.

For fifteen year old zana and her sister nadia born and raised in Birmingham, a trip to visit relatives in Yemen sounded like a dream come true.

They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered mmccormick, frequent beatings, and the ordeal of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance. E questi sono solo pagricia esempi: But only Zana was given permission to leave. But the key is of course, that they can go nowhere, have df rights, are barely recognized as human beings and are indeed merely chattel. Sep 01, L. For anyone who reads this, know that there was a follow up book, A Promise to Nadia.

Mar 26, Ora Hudes rated it it was amazing. They are cast into the tiny rural mountainous village where they are ruled by their husbands and male relatives and live as slaves.

This brutal narrative by an English-born young Yemeni woman and her sister who were sold into slavery by their father is absolutely horrific. This is the barebones story of two young teenagers who are sold into marriage by their Yemeni father.


See that run-on sentence? Apr patrucia, Elisabeth rated it liked it Shelves: Both sisters eventually came home Zana before she wrote this book; Nadia only after 23 years.

I have no idea if things have changed. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana mccormlck her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage, and that on their arrival they were virtually prisoners. Antara sedih dan frustasi ketika lagi-lagi saya mengetahui bahwa di salah satu negeri timur tengah sana masih banyak wanita-wanita yang dibawah umur dipaksa menikah dengan lelaki yang tidak mereka kenal.

This biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. In RE today, we watched the documentary of this book, and actually seeing where the characters lived, and hearing their voices makes the book more real and sad.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My heart went out to the author as she retold her situation and her fathers unwillingness to accept his upbringing of daughters in a western world.

Sold by Zana Muhsen

The lady is very brave and I hope she get’s some kind of closure because life wasn’t easy for her This book open my eyes to these kind of books, to give them a chance and not dismiss them from the title. This all happened over thirty years ago, but I don’t think much has changed in Yemen for women. View all 6 comments. Feb 14, Stephanie rated it really liked it. This was an extremely traumatic story, but due to the writing style, I felt somewhat distant from it. Please help by adding reliable sources.

Sold by Zana Muhsen .