Malala yousafzai won the nobel peace prize on friday, spurring all sorts of congratulatory remarks from around the world, but the pakistani education and womens rights activist is still. The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the. Others complain that she has been absorbing too much attention she was accused on social media, she says in i am malala, of having a teen lust for fame when so many young. Many pakistani children suffer worse fates than malala. In the end, malala doesnt win the awardunlike most of the other nominees, she.
I am malala tells the story of how a young education activist survived a taliban bullet. Malala was also writing blogs albeit anonymously for the bbc and giving interviews to the new york times she was the subject of a gripping 2009 times documentary film. The girl who stood for education and was shot by the taliban, a publishing house in pakistan widely printed a book, called i am. In a bbc interview sunday, the 16yearold pakistani teen activist shot by the taliban last year shared her thoughts on those who view her education advocacy as aligning with western criticisms. I am malala illuminates the influences that shaped this young womans strong character in particular her father, ziauddin. Malala tells of that lifeshattering moment in a riveting memoir, i am malala, published this past week even as she was being cited as a possible candidate for the nobel peace prize.
Glossary acknowledgements important events in pakistan and swat a note on the malala fund picture section. Even before you start the book, its clear from expression of. Malala yousafzai on student life, facing critics and her. Why is malala such a polarising figure in pakistan. Malala yousafzai, 20, is pictured in toronto on april, 2018. In her gripping book i am malala, yousafzai tells a story of bravery, strength, and conviction. I am malala is a breathtaking novel based on a true story of a young sixteenyearold girls life.
Yousafzais old school in mingora, the main town in the swat valley. Malala s name was passed on to kidsrights by the great south african leader desmond tutu, one of ziauddin s heroes. Malala responds to backlash, says shes no western puppet. I am malala throughout the book, malala is critical of the role of women in her culture. Malala yousafzai rewarded for her brave memoir i am malala.
But it was the directness and honesty of the prose that critics lauded. Malala yousafzais struggle gave one message that dont clip the wings of your daughters and let them peruse their education career. The circumstances that brought malala to the front of. Explaining the origins of conservative pakistani criticisms of malala yousafzai. I am malala by malala yousafzai the washington post. Malala yousafzai was born in 1997 to a pashtun family in swat valley, pakistan. The girl who stood up for education and was shot by the taliban by malala yousafzai and christina lamb. Malala yousafzai wins at specsavers national book awards. In a bbc interview sunday, the 16yearold pakistani teen activist shot by the taliban last year shared her thoughts on those who view her education advocacy as aligning with western criticisms of pakistan. Little, brown and company, 20 isbn 9780316332409 please note that the following post may contain spoilers and. This memoir written by malala yousafzai and cowritten by christina lamb was published in october 20 by little, brown and company and has become a very popular novel all around the world. Shortly after the book was published, the all pakistan private schools federation, an influential group in the country, announced that the book. Half of the criticism from bigots and trolls in pakistan would already have faded away if malala were a boy instead of a girl.
I am malala study guide from litcharts the creators of. Fred lumthe globe and mail in 2012 in pakistan, 15yearold malala yousafzai was shot in the head by a taliban gunman in. Although i am malala has garnered praise from readers and critics around the world, it hasnt been a success everywhere. She grew up in and around school, as her fathers lifelong dream had been to found a school. I am malala is as much malala s fathers story as it is his daughters, and is a touching tribute to his quest to be educated and to build a model school. I am malala book analysis by amanda anderson on prezi. Malala yousafzai, the educational campaigner from swat valley, pakistan, came to public attention by writing for bbc urdu about life under the taliban. A few months back, malala s autobiography, i am malala, was published in english, and became a bestseller in the u. Throughout the book, malala is critical of the role of. In response to malala s autobiography, titled i am malala. The veteran journalist ansar abbasi has commented on her book stating that the statements and the accounts by malala are sufficient not to call her a controversial figure only.
I am against malala, said muhammad ayaz, 22, a trader who runs a small store beside ms. I am malala by malala yousafzai, 9781780226583, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. I am malala was a pretty great book, and is now one of my personal favorites. Although billed as a young readers edition of yousafzais 20 book of the same name for adults, cowritten with christina lamb, the designation does the book. I am malala the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the taliban malala yousafzai. I am malala download free pdf book i am malala the story of the girl who stood up for education, i am malala the girl who stood up for education and was shot by the taliban complete pdf book download free the story i am malala. Malala, hailed around the world, controversial at home. The story of the girl who stood up for education and. Our summaries and analyses are written by experts, and your questions are answered by real teachers.
Malala yousafzai on her critics, western feminism and the. I am malala quotes will help you with any book or any question. Throughout the book, malala is critical of the role of women in her culture. I am malala a book that entails the young pakistani girls views and perspectives for various events and about relevant figures has met several criticisms by notable figures of country, mostly the journalists. Being able to stand up against the taliban is a hard thing to do for anyone, let alone a teenage girl. By malala yousafzai, christina lamb, and and, archie panjabi. I believe malala is extraordinary but when she talks about her life, the way she argues with her siblings and enjoys watching. Most criticism of malala in pakistan is a reaction to the way she has been represented in anglophone media cultures. Malala yousafzai nobel peace prize speech analysis i am those 66 million girls who are deprived of education. Malala is certainly an ardent critic of the taliban, but she also speaks passionately against americas drone warfare, the cias policy of funding jihadi movements, the violence and abductions. Markus zusak is the author of five books, including the international bestseller, the book thief, which spent more than a decade on the new york times bestseller list, and is translated into more than forty.
Malala refers to anne franks book and experience hiding from the nazis in holland as a very powerful record and, one assumes, an inspiration. Malala yousafzai, a pakistani girl, was just fifteen years old when the taliban decided she needed to be taken out. Of the 3 girls shot, malala was the only one airlifted on a private plane for cutting edge treatment in birmingham while the other two girls, shazia ramzan who was shot twice in the arm and kainat riaz. I think malalas story is one that perfectly reflects feminist criticism. I am malala is the true story of a fourteenyear old girls campaign for womens right to education.
I am not a fan of the book, i am malala, because i personally dont like nonfiction books. That she was radical, sacrilegious and so much more. And today i am not raising my voice, it is the voice of those 66 million girls. The book, written with british journalist christina. Pakistani girl, a global heroine after an attack, has. That same body has also banned malala s books from their libraries. Malala yousafzais recently launched book, i am malala, has a lot to make this teenager extremely controversial besides providing her critics something concrete to prove her as an agent of the west against islam and pakistan. What people in pakistan really think about nobel prize. There is no doubt in my mind that malala is proud that the world recognizes her by her story and her dreams, rather than by her name. I am malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter. Malala book brings criticisms for herself, says ansar. Malala yousafzai, the pakistani teen shot for her activism for girls education, tells her story for a middlegrade audience. I read it last year and fell in love with it from the first page. How one girl stood up for education and changed the world relished the wonderful wizard of oz, the first book she read in the hospital when.998 1243 4 243 263 383 205 1139 1354 672 354 62 235 333 1429 386 1066 1226 717 1368 509 1432 382 330 339 714 1101 394 1456 171 535 1100 638