Malala Yousafzai276 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by W & N Non Fiction (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
(first published November 1st 2012)
Original Title I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
ISBN 0297870920 (ISBN13: 9780297870920)
Edition Language English
‘Why don’t they want girls to go to school?’ I asked my father.
‘They are scared of the pen,’ he replied.
Malala Yousafzai got worldwide attention when she was shot. Isn't that sad? I didn't know about her before that. Despite been insert in a well know conflict -the conflict, not the whys- , there is a lot of things we don't understand about that war. In this context, the book achieves its goal to learn at least some facts and key players. Recent history like bin Laden and Benazir Bhutto. And Afghanistan.
Written in a unadorned style, this is not a novelization of her life.