Malala Yousafzai, born on 12 July 1997, is a Pakistani Activist who is known for her work towards the empowerment of women and children. She worked for educating females and children when the Taliban had banned the girls from attending school. Her family had a chain of schools in Pakistan. She had Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Benazir Bhutto as her role models. She was highly inspired by her father’s thoughts and humanitarian work.
Yousafzai became a prominent activist in 2012 for the right to education. She founded the Malala Fund, a non-profit organisation, and in 2013 co-authored a book, I Am Malala which became an international best seller. In 2012, she even won Pakistan’s first National Youth Peace Prize and the 2013 Sakharov Prize.
In 2014, she received the 2014 Nobel Prize India at an age of 17 which made her the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. In 2015, she was a subject of the Oscar -shortlisted documentary ‘He Named me Malala’.
She was even featured as one of the most influential person globally by the 2013, 2014 and 2015 issues of Time Magazine. In 2017, she was granted Canadian citizenship and addressed the House of Commons of Canada. She went to Edgbaston High School from 2013 to 2017 and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Economics and Politics at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
‘I am Malala’ is the story of a girl who worked for the education of women and was shot by Taliban. It is an exceptional tale of a family which was grubbed up by global terrorism. The book tells you of a girl who fought for girls’ education, of a father who always encouraged his daughter to write and attend school.
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