I Am Malala
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
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"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.
On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala's miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
"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 to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.
"I AM MALALA "will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.
A l'age de onze ans, Malala Yousafzai racontait sa vie de petite fille pakistanaise sous le joug des talibans dans un blog pour la BBC en ourdou. Protegee par le pseudonyme de Gul Makai, elle evoquait souvent le combat de sa famille pour l'education des filles. A partir de 2011, elle se voit decerner de nombreuses distinctions, notamment le prix international des enfants pour la paix et, en France, le prix Simone de Beauvoir pour la liberte des femmes. A travers le Fonds Malala, elle continue de promouvoir l'acces a l'education pour tous les enfants non scolarises autour du monde.
A year after she was shot in the head by the Taliban, Malala Yousafzai was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Malala, and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, talk with host Michel Martin about their hope for Pakistan's future. More at NPR.org
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