Ernst Malmsten, Erik Portanger, Charles Drazin's Boo Hoo: A Dot.Com Story from Concept to Catastrophe PDF

By Ernst Malmsten, Erik Portanger, Charles Drazin

ISBN-10: 144810677X

ISBN-13: 9781448106776

Boo hoo is a gripping, insider's account of the increase and fall of this such a lot debatable of web startups - an international, on-line store of activities and clothier outfits.

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Too young? When the prophet Mohammad wed Aisha, she was only nine years old," replied Aba. "Yes, but that was in the time of the Prophet. " "You know perfectly well. She will be spared the same problems you and Jamila had. This way she won't be raped by a stranger and become the prey of evil rumors. This man seems honest, at least. He's known in the neighborhood. He comes from our village. " "But--" "I've made my decision! Besides, you know we haven't enough money to feed the whole family. " My mother never said a thing.

I remember the henna decorations on the hands and arms of the young brides, with designs like flowers. It was so beautiful, the henna. And I would think, One day I'll have henna on my hands, too. The news came out of nowhere. When Aba informed me that my turn had come, I didn't really understand. At first I felt almost relieved, as if marriage were an escape hatch, because life at home had become impossible. Aba had never been able to find full-time employment after losing his street-sweeper job, so we were always late with the rent, and the landlord regularly threatened to evict us.

Whenever he wandered off, she ran to catch him up in her arms, holding him tight as if he were a treasure she were trying to hide. My wedding preparations moved rapidly ahead, and I soon realized my misfortune when my future husband's family decided that I must leave school a month before the wedding night. I hugged Malak sadly, promising her that I would soon be back. "One day, we'll go together to the seashore," she murmured, holding me close. That was the last time I ever saw her. I had to say good-bye as well to my two favorite teachers, Samia and Samira.

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