Malala Yousafzai

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Wow. Just wow. Malala Yousafzai, you are a true inspiration.

Never have I read a book that made me simultaneously inspired and distraught by human nature.

I am Malala is a biography style account given by Malala Yousafzai about everyday life in terrorist-ridden Pakistan. The focus lies on what Pakistan was; a promising country with a peaceful nation, and how it is being destroyed by terrorists in the name of Islam. Malala is a fifteen year old girl, demanding education for all children and essentially became an international face uniting against terrorism after being shot by the Taliban.

The entire book reads quite easy and it builds similar as a work of fiction would – that is how extreme their lives have become – it resembles fiction. It is an incredibly humbling experience and will leave you shattered, yet determined to appreciate your life and make the world a better place.

I am Malala is a discourse on how Pakistan, have been taken over by corrupt governments and terrorists, promoting propaganda, stealing and murdering, all in the name of religion. It is an incredibly educational book – if you want to learn about Islam, Pakistan, and the horrors being faced in the Middle East, let this inspiring story be your guide.

It is based on a series of events taking place in Pakistan, but the focus lies on Malala and her family, especially her father, who has always taken a stand to ensure education for all children. They personalize the story in order for the reader to feel more connected to it. And they do it successfully.

Tackling hot topics like religion, gender equality, terrorism and education, I am Malala is a book that everybody should have on their shelf. Reading her story will give you hope in a broken world and you’re guaranteed to be inspired for life.

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2 thoughts on “Malala Yousafzai

  1. The book is a great manifesto against religious intolerance and for the liberating power of education. The story of Malala gave me back some confidence that a society, even if it is spoiled by superstition, hypocracy and violence, can not surpress the individual desire for self-determination.

    • I agree wholeheartedly. It is one of the first books that made me miserable and hopeless but also left me inspired and hopeful. She is a wonderful beacon of hope in a world that desperately needs it.

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