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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In their father sold them for another Yemeni men Zana for Abdullah and Nadia for Mohammed They are sold as wives for them. Lists with This Book. The excuse ‘this is the way its always been’ is an insult to all the young girls who have and are still been subjected to rape, beatings and being treated as slaves. At the beginning of my journey through this book, this was what I expected.

It is surprising after losing her first two kids that their mother would have allowed Zana and Nadia to go. What isn’t described is the journey of emotion the author takes you on.

They also have no electricity or running water.

Patricia McCormick (author)

Memoir of two young English-Yemeni sisters who are ‘sold’ into marriage, literally, by their father. They can go nowhere, have no rights, are barely recognized as human beings and are indeed merely chattel. I respect that the lady went through hell and i am not trying to comment on her life but on this book. Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. For eight brutal years they lived as helpless prisoners forced to adapt to a harsh and unfamiliar way of life.


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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. McCormick graduated from Rosemont College in — I read this book about two years ago, and it didn’t make ds huge impression on me as there are many other books on this topic.

Please read the sequel to this book “Promise to Nadia”. On a personal note, I read this a few months after a rather disconcerting conversation with my own father in which he repeatedly suggested that I require a husband and children to be happy. Her books rely heavily on research and interviews.

This book follows such a heavy topic that is very present in our society. Although it is grim at times, reading about Zana’s story and her courageous fight gives you perspective of what life for other women who have no power over their lives, and where they lead.

Dec 25, Abilio rated it it was amazing. They had to adapt to a completely alien way of life, with no running water, dung-plastered walls, frequent beatings, and the mcckrmick of childbirth on bare floors with only old women in attendance.

Very sad and tragic, what happened to these girls, at the hands of their own bastard father. It is appalling that countries allow their citizens to be treated this way.

This book absolutely ticks every box for me when it comes to a captivating story: They are cast into the tiny rural mountainous village where they are ruled by their husbands and male relatives and live as virtual slaves but then mere survival in mountainous outposts of the world is slave-like in nature anyway! New York Public Library. There is no glossing over the life of this woman, a child sold into ppatricia in a foreign country, and even when she makes the choice to leave patrkcia her own child—I was able to empathize.


Their Dad, convinces the girls to “go on vacation to visit family in Yemen”, where, upon their arrival at the relatives village, he vendlda them into marriage and returns to the UK. Also shameful is that England did nothing, until the press became involved. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award.

Rian This is mccormivk much a real thing in common day, all over the world. I’m happy already, and thankful every day for my comfortable home, stable job, unique side business, and fun activities.

Salah satunya adalah Zana Muhsen dan adiknya Nadia Muhsen.

Sold by Zana Muhsen

Reading this not only raises awareness of what goes on miles away in Although it’s not the most well-written book, i couldn’t put it down after the first page.

To view it, click here. Jan 22, Caroline Morphett rated it it was amazing. You will feel angry at Zana’s father and the men that brought her, sad for the girls who had lost their family and friends, frustration as their Mum battled to get them back and outrage that women can still be treated like chattel.

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