Non-Fiction Book of the Year - Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014
The bestselling memoir of NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the school girl who stood up to the Taliban.
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.
About the Authors
Malala Yousafzai was born in the Swat region of Pakistan in 1997. She began blogging for the BBC at the age of 11 and became an international icon when she was shot in the head by the Taliban for continuing to attend school. In April 2013, Time magazine named Malala as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. She lives in Birmingham.
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.
Moving and illuminating - OBSERVERHer story is astonishing - SPECTATORThis memoir brings out her best qualities. You can only admire her courage and determination ... She also has an air of innocence, and there is an indestructible confidence. She speaks with such poise that you forget that Malala is 16 - THE TIMES
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 14th October 2014
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.0 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1