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I am Malala : The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban - Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala

The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

Paperback Published: 13th October 2015
ISBN: 9781474602112
Number Of Pages: 320

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The bestselling memoir of NOBEL PRIZE winner, Malala Yousafzai, the school girl who stood up to the Taliban. The documentary film HE NAMED ME MALALA will be released in Australia soon.

*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*

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 Author

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.

Industry Reviews

Moving and illuminating - OBSERVER

Her story is astonishing - SPECTATOR

This 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

ISBN: 9781474602112
ISBN-10: 1474602118
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 13th October 2015
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1