I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

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Orion, Oct 8, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog on BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in both Pakistani and international media, advocating the freedom to pursue education for all. In October 2011, gunmen boarded Malala's school bus and shot her in the face, a bullet passing through her head and into her shoulder. Remarkably, Malala survived the shooting. At a very young age, Malala Yousafzai has become a worldwide symbol of courage and hope. Her shooting has sparked a wave of solidarity across Pakistan, not to mention globally, for the right to education, freedom from terror and female emancipation.

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Inspiring, well-written, educational. - Goodreads
The writing is rambling and unfocused. - Goodreads
Ah, I love inspiring life stories such as this. - Goodreads
Good insight into Pashtun culture, would recommend. - Goodreads
But this book was so hard to read. - Goodreads
This is indeed a love story. - Goodreads

Review: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

User Review  - Huzaafa Yousuf - Goodreads

I've never really given up on a book so early, but man, reading this felt like torture. Firstly, the book reads like it has been written for the author and not by her. The pages betray anything one ... Read full review

Malala : One of the rarest sweetheart from Pakistan

User Review  - Ranjit Kumar - Flipkart

Excellent Book. Full marks to the Golden lady, Malala Yousafzai ...For the awesome job and beautiful writing :) Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Malala Yousafzai came to public attention by writing for BBC Urdu about life under the Taliban. In October 2012, she was targeted by the Taliban and shot in the head as she was returning from school on a bus. She miraculously survived and continues her campaign for education. In recognition of her courage and advocacy, Malala was honoured with the NATIONAL PEACE PRIZE in Pakistan in 2011. She is the youngest ever person nominated for a NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. She was shortlisted for TIME magazine Person of the Year and has received numerous other awards. Malala continues to champion universal access to education through The Malala Fund. Christina Lamb is one of the world's leading foreign correspondents. She is the author of five books and has won a string of awards, including Britain's FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT OF THE YEAR five times as well as the PRIX BAYEUX. She currently works for the SUNDAY TIMES and lives between London and Portugal with her husband and son.

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