Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped at the chance. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana and her sister discovered that they had been literally sold into marriage. Zana Muhsen, born and bred in Birmingham, is of Yemeni origin. When her father told her she was to spend a holiday with relatives in North Yemen, she jumped. Aged 15 and 13 respectively, Zana Muhsen and her sister left Birmingham to visit in North Yemen, but discovered that their father had sold them into marriage.
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Not specified Description of this Book A true story of abduction and forced marriage. Zana Muhsen and her sister left Birmingham to visit relatives in North Yemen, but they discovered that their father had sold them into marriage and they were prisoners, having to adapt to an alien way of life. Zana escaped but her sister had to stay. Her father had already sent an older brother and sister to his family in Aden as small children, and their dual nationality had meant that they could not be returned to England. Nevertheless, when he proposed a holiday for Zana and Nadia to his native Yemen, they could not have expected to find, on their arrival, that he had married them off without their consent, to boys they had never met, and was now abandoning them to life in a village as far removed from life in Birmingham as could be imagined. Raped by their husbands and regularly beaten, the sisters endured daily hardships, and the ordeal of childbirth without proper medical care. Meanwhile, their mother, Miriam, began a furious campaign for their return but once again their dual nationality meant that the Yemeni government need not send them back and it took many years of diplomatic haggling before Zana was permitted to leave, and then only after surrendering her child to her husband's family. Nadia, her spirit broken by the harsh treatment of her family and unable to take her children with her, has remained in Yemen despite continued campaigning and it seems unlikely that anything can be done to rescue her; the legal position is confused and diplomats are reluctant to commit themselves. It seems unbelievable that in this day and age girls can still be sold into unwanted marriages which are little more than slavery. Zana Muhsen's story stands as a stark warning to all those who say that it can't happen here. He works as a travel writer, journalist, and as a ghostwriter has written four Sunday Times number one bestsellers, several international hits and a number of books appearing on the Richard and Judy Show. Sold: Story of Modern-day Slavery Loading This preview is indicative only. The content shown may differ from the edition of this book sold on Wheelers. Icon Legend.