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I come from a country that was created at midnight When I almost died it was just after middayWhen 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 educationOn 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 has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate 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


10 thoughts on “I Am Malala The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban

  1. says:

    Reading this book reminded me of how much I take for granted every day Freedom of speech Freedom of religion The freedom to go to the store without needing a male escort And the ability to get an education regardless of genderI was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to childrenMalala who is now 16 is an outspoken advocate for girls to have the same right to go to school as boys In her native Pakistan she lost that ability when the Taliban took over I was 10 when the Taliban came to our valley It seemed to us that the Taliban arrived in the night just like vampires They appeared in groups armed with knives and Kalashnikovs They looked so dark and dirty and that my father's friend described them as 'people deprived of baths and barbers'The Taliban started bombing schools and decreed that girls couldn't get an education Malala's father was a school principal and encouraged her to speak out She was only 15 at the time but threats were made against her and her family And in October 2012 when she was riding the school bus with her friends a man with a gun climbed aboard the vehicle and shot Malala in the headAmazingly Malala survived the bullet and was able to recover She and her family currently live in England but Malala writes about how much she misses her home country and wishes she could return to be with her friends Her graciousness was such that she did not wish revenge on her attacker and instead prays for peaceI thank Allah for the hardworking doctors for my recovery and for sending us to this world where we may struggle for our survival Some people choose good ways and some choose bad ways One person's bullet hit me It swelled my brain stole my hearing and cut the nerve of my left face in the space of a second And after that one second there were millions of people praying for my life and talented doctors who gave me my body back I was a good girl In my heart I had only the desire to help peopleMalala's story is both heartbreaking and inspiring I admire her courage and her tenacity and also hope that her country will one day find peace Why are we Muslims fighting with each other? We should focus on practical issues We have so many people in our country who are illiterate and many women have no education at all We live in a place where schools are blown up We have no reliable electricity supply Not a single day passes without the killing of at least one PakistaniThe book is lovingly written and I also appreciated her stories about the history of Pakistan and her people the Pashtuns While reading the book I realized that I knew about the history of other countries in the region such as Afghanistan Iran and India than I did about Pakistan and it was very informative I would highly recommend the book to anyone interested in women's rights current events history or inspirational memoirsToday we all know education is our basic right Not just in the West; Islam too has given us this right Islam says every girl and every boy should go to school In the uran it is written God wants us to have knowledge He wants us to know why the sky is blue and about oceans and stars The Taliban could take our pens and books but they couldn't stop our minds from thinkingUpdate October 2014I was thrilled to hear that Malala had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work I have recommended this book to numerous people in the past year and am still amazed by her courage Three cheers for Malala


  2. says:

    Just to be clear the rating is for the book not the person Malala herself I read this uickly whilst on holidays and was keen to find out about her story after seeing a short tv piece just before leaving home I think her story is amazing and her courage remarkable her plight and vision inspiring but the book itself I found to be an odd mix of political and historical fact and personal reflections that didn't uite gel for me Still a worthy read and I really appreciated the insight into the young girls life with her family I can see that the historical documentation that was added presumably by the other author is there to inform people like me who have a flimsy grasp on the political events and motivations of power brokers in that region of the world however I found Malala's personal account to be much interesting and think the book would have done better with a different angle that focused on just her story or even told the political through her eyes or wordsI found myself wondering sometimes who am I listening to here? and feeling a little as if I was being coerced into forming a political opinion based on the interpretations being offered in the factual accounts


  3. says:

    We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced Criticism be damned I loved this bookMalala Yousafzai a Pakistani girl was just fifteen years old when the Taliban decided she needed to be taken out That she was too dangerous to be alive That she was radical sacrilegious and so much And what did she do? What was the heinous terrible actions that necessitated her being shot? Education is education We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow Education is neither Eastern nor Western it is human She spoke up for education particularly for girls and was doing such an inspirational job that she became a 'problem'Her father a schoolmaster founded many schools throughout her childhood and he always gave Malala the option to speak up for her right to education And speak up she did She corresponded with newspapers campaigned on the radio and even appeared on television One child one teacher one book one pen can change the world She gave a voice to the ever silenced children especially the girls who were forced to cover up and stay at home To give up their education because it was improperMalala expressed her love for God for her people and for the right to education time and time again When the whole world is silent even one voice becomes powerful And when the Taliban heard of her they decided that she a fifteen year old girl needed to be killedAnd so they tried They shot her in the head on her way to school on October 9th 2012But something happened that they had not calculated she survived And the attempted murder assassination? I think she's important enough to bump this to attempted assassination didn't cow her or put her in her place She survived and she is ready to continue the fight We were scared but our fear was not as strong as our courage In short amazing Truly amazingThis book felt like a honest chat between the author and the world she unashamedly details the poverty the cruelty and the losses that her family and the families around her sufferedBut at the same time she speaks so honestly and fervently about her love for God her country and even for those who attacked out of fear or misguidanceNormally when there is a second author the book begins to feel false as in there's too much influence from the professional writer and that erases all of the personal voice But that was not the case in this oneMalala's felt so incredibly real the way she spoke about her life in Pakistan from her humble beginnings to the success of her father's school and heartbreaking especially when she talked about her freedom being taken away slowly This is a book that should be read by everyone especially the those who oppose her because if you can feel one ounce of love that Malala feels for her country and education then I honestly don't see why anyone would keep fighting it If one man can destroy everything why can't one girl change it? The Finer Books Club 2018 Reading Challenge an audiobook read by the authorYouTube | Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Snapchat mirandareads Happy Reading


  4. says:

    I really wanted to love this book I don't think anyone can deny the difficulties this girl has faced or the impact she has had on the world However the book reads like an odd jumble of Pakistani history politics and personal experience that never uite comes together into a cohesive narrative The first few chapters are very inconsistent and meander all over the place with no clear destination; it sounds like a collection of memories or family stories interspersed with factual information about Pakistan and the history of the Swat valley and I had a very difficult time staying engaged and keeping track of the many people mentioned The story becomes a little streamlined as Yousafzai starts to recount her older childhood years leading up to the banning of education for girls but I still had issues with the writing This is one of the egregious examples but I think it captures the serious need for editing The new girls had horrible stories Ayesha told us how one day on the way home from Sangota she had seen a Taliban holding up the severed head of a policeman by its hair blood dripping from the neck The Sangota girls were also very bright which meant competition One of them Rida was excellent at making speeches p144 It is certainly inspirational to hear Yousafzai's and her father's stories about speaking up in defiance of politicians local mullahs and the Taliban but I think many readers might lose interest trying to follow the disjointed narrative The book feels like it was really rushed which is a serious shame Someone this brave and interesting deserves a better book


  5. says:

    Being a fellow Muslim I was indeed intrigued and awed by the courage of this young girl who is brave enough to speak up about what is wrong with her country and strive for education to be available for allComing from a country where education is a main priority and females overpopulated the men in schools colleges and universities I was indeed aghast to discovered that in certain parts of the world women are being treated as second class citizens It brought a tear to my eyes how Malala and her friends struggled to continue their education despite the horrors of war earthuake and the ongoing power struggle between the military and the Islamic militants in Pakistan Certainly Malala owed much of her courage from her own father who is an education activist and is the owner of a private school Their family background and details about the Swat Valley is described vividly in the book and readers get to know about the places that she has lived and been toThis book should be given out to every teen so that they would realise how important an education is and not to think of schooling so lightly I felt so grateful to be able to live in a country where although the majority are Muslims the women are not banned from attending schools and told to stay at homes to serve the men Thank you Malala for bringing attention to your plight Isn't it ironic that instead of silencing Malala with the gunshot the Taliban instead have given her an even bigger voice that has been heard the world over?


  6. says:

    These days it seems like our world is a giant game of telephone Any news story or online gossip you hear is hard to believe because it has been skewed so much since it left the source It is refreshing and enlightening to hear a story straight from the source especially on the topic of life in the Middle East which is always uickly demonized in America By experiencing Malala's story it gives a true face to the people of Pakistan who are mostly wanting peace and prosperity not oppression and terrorI highly recommend this book to anyone who only has views of the world from the news and social media Seeing how the war on terror in the Middle East was experienced by a child on the front lines is pretty amazing I thought my teenage drama was hard here in the United States but what Malala and her countrymen and women went through is humbling In fact I think the story of this book can be of value to anyone living today who feels like they are far away from the terror or that they are better than people from other countries For every terrorist there are hundreds of people just like us5 stars all the way let's just hope other books like this stop having to be written because people are being terrorized and having their rights threatened The people that read this and don't take it with a grain of salt the closer we will all be to a better world


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    In June 2020 Malala graduated from the University of Oxford with a degree in PPE Politics Philosophy Economics The Oxford course has a remarkable number of famous politicians and public figures among its alumni listed HERE When the CoronavirusCovid 19 pandemic subsides may the world be her oyster Image Malala celebrating graduating with her family SourceReview from 2016This is a powerful story about a child but with topical global relevanceThe media is full of alarming reports of extremists of all religions across the globe Finding perspective can be hard especially for non believers and it’s important to balance valid criticism and condemnation with avoiding the suggestion that all followers of a faith are mad bad or dangerous to knowSo it’s good to read a positive portrayal not just of a religious person but a Muslim one The fact she is young female and influential is all the betterWho Is Malala?People around the world know her by her first name They know she campaigned for the right of girls to attend school initially via an anonymous blog on BBC Urdu aged 11 That she was shot in the head by the Taliban and eventually airlifted to hospital in Birmingham UK a city where she and her family currently live That she has a very close relationship with her father That she spoke at the UN on her 16th birthday That she was the youngest Nobel laureate when aged 17 she was joint winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize That she’s a devout Muslim That she’s a gigglerThat I knew I read this to understand especially why Ziauddin her father is so enlightened about women and their education; how and why Malala became a campaigner so young; the role and opinion of Tor Pekai her mother who was illiterate; and her two younger brothers Kushal and Atal raised in a culture that favours boys and men but perpetually in the shadow of their sisterI learned the chronology and a fair bit about Pashtun culture the natural beauty of Swat recent Pakistani political history Taliban tactics and the difficulty of living as a displaced person at home and abroadI discovered that Malala loves Cheesy Wotsits Justin Bieber Ugly Betty styling her hair Twilight halal KFC gently teasing her father highish heels pink and suabbling with the elder of her younger brothers She’s proud of her academic prizes because she earned them but has mixed feelings about the others because they remind her of how much still needs to changeShe comes across as a charming mixture of serious and light hearted mature and child like loyal to her heritage but open to other ideas and influences The perfect example was doing henna hand tattoos using symbols from chemistry and calculus rather than the traditional flowers and butterfliesBut I still don’t feel I really understand the family themselvesWho are Tor Pekai and Ziauddin?Theirs was unusually a love match rather than an arranged marriageTor Pekai may be uneducated and in the background but “ My mother comes from a family of strong women” and Ziauddin always shares information and decisions with her He’s the dreamer; she’s the practical one After Malala had been airlifted to the UK and the family were battling bureaucracy to join her it was Tor Pekai’s threatened hunger strike that got things slowly movingZiauddin apparently overcame a childhood stammer by determination and public speaking He was conscious of his preferential treatment for being a boy particularly in terms of education and felt that was wrong He was briefly radicalised in his youth but going away to college when Benazir Bhutto was PM he discovered “ women who had greater freedom and were not hidden away as in in his own village” That seems insufficient explanation for founding a chain of schools against extraordinary odds and speaking out against governments and terrorists “ It was my grandmother’s faith in my father that gave him the courage to find his own proud path” HmmOne answer to my uestions is the fact that Ziauddin carries a version of Martin Niemöller’s famous poem in his pocket First they came forWhose Voice Whose Truth?The significant biographies will be written decades hence but until then this is an important and readable book and I don’t want to diminish that It is by Malala in conjunction with journalist Christina Lamb The writing can be a little uneven and plodding I sometimes lost track of how old Malala was and it’s not always clear to what extent her thoughts and words are really hers or have been modulated moderated or embroideredMaybe it doesn’t matter When the Islamic studies teacher couldn’t be trusted her father advised “ Learn the literal meaning of the Arabic words; don’t follow his explanations and interpretations Only learn what God says His words are divine messages which you are free to interpret”There’s a fair bit of mythologizing “ My father always said ‘Malala will be free as a bird’ but I wondered how free a daughter could ever be” She was always special the family’s luck changed after her birth omens abound etc “ All children are special to their parents but to my father I was his universe” – he had a wife and two other childrenBut given Malala’s life and stature on the word stage mythologizing is perhaps inevitable and even appropriate ButControversyAlthough feted around the world Malala remains a controversial figure in the country she loves and to which she repeatedly and firmly says she wants to returnThe extremists think her a puppet of the west and too liberal in her interpretation of Islam Even moderates dislike her for symbolising bad aspects of their country and think her hypocritical for living in greater comfort abroad as if it were her choiceThe Pakistani government created the role of Educational Attaché in the UK for Ziauddin so the family would have income and diplomatic passports and crucially not be eligible to claim asylum in the UK which would make Pakistan look badWhat Next?“ We might be the world’s best treated refugees” The Yousafzai family may live in greater material comfort now but the pain and loneliness of their new lives especially for Tor Pekai is made plainIt’s not safe for Malala and her family to return to Swat at the moment Meanwhile she received an excellent education at an academically selective private girls’ school in Birmingham a city with a large population of Pakistani heritage She’s two years older than the other girls in her class but did well after the initial shock of no longer being effortlessly at the top of the class I assume her brothers are receiving a similar education After that there was speculation she might go to the US for university; the only certainty was that it wouldn’t be Pakistan In the end she went to Oxford to study the famous PPE Politics Philosophy Economics course While still at school she reiterated the decision made aged 13 that she wants to be a politician so Oxford's PPE followed by many British and overseas political figures makes sense How and where she applies it remains to be seen She’s certainly fearless and determined she only agreed to meet President Obama on condition they could talk rather than just have a photo opportunity and when she was awarded Pakistan’s first National Peace Prize she accepted it and then gave the PM a list of demandsJust as importantly Tor Pekai is attending classes in English reading and writingReligion in My LifeI was raised as an Anglican Church of England at home and at school A somewhat passive non evangelical sort of faith with dramatic architecture good music and beautiful wordsIn my late teens and early twenties I earnestly sought a personal experience of God There were times it felt close but I never uite got thereEventually I gave up the uest and was happier facing my truth I dabbled in Dawkins and agnosticism and am now at the stage where I am somewhat bored with the debate and actively dislike organised religion and many of the beliefs that go with itNevertheless I retain a visceral affection for the beauty of some religious practices only some and respect for good and sincere believers including those among my family and friendsI don’t share Malala’s faith but I admire her sincerity courage commitment and passion for worthy causes She has paid a high price I hope she continues to think it worth itGood and Evil; God and the GodlessHistory is full of people who have done evil things in the name of religion including those who shot Malala and non religious people who have done great and altruistic things But we should not forget the oppositeMalala cites the Koran as saying “ God wants us to have knowledge” Her explicit religious faith may sustain and drive her but she evangelises for girls women and education rather than God Even unbelievers and followers of other faiths can support her in thatShe thanks God for saving her – but she’s keen to thank people too It also strengthened her campaigning resolve “ I was spared for a reason – to use my life helping people”Maybe the truth is that the world has good and bad people in it and that their religion is no relevant than whether or not they like Justin Bieberuotes· “My life has changed but I have not”· “For us girls that doorway was like a magical entrance to our own special world As we skipped through we cast off our headscarves like winds puffing away clouds to make way for the sun then ran helter skelter up the steps”· The Taliban take control of the valley commit atrocities “All this happened and nobody did a thing”· “Some people are afraid of ghosts some of spiders or snakes – in those days we were afraid of our fellow human beings”· “They can stop us going to school but they can’t stop us learning”· “The Taliban is not an organised force It’s a mentality” In the film when Ziauddin is asked who shot Malala he says it wasn't a person but an ideology· “I love physics because it’s about the truth a world determined by principles and laws – no messing around or twisting things like in politics”· “I am Malala My world has changed but I have not”UPDATE Book versus FilmA couple of weeks after reading the book I saw the film He Named me MalalaIt’s a very good complement to the book each has things the other does not so I recommend both I don’t think it matters which is firstThe film uses charming animated seuences to illustrate the legend of Malalai and scenes from the life of Malala’s parentsOn screen you see of brothers and mother a little of Malala's personality – especially her famous giggle get a feel for being on the receiving end of hordes of journalists at international events and see some of the education projects the Malala Fund is sponsoring However it’s no enlightening on the relationship between Malala and her parents than the book isThe book has gentle mention of Malala’s own faith background in Pakistani culture and politics about Ziauddin’s motivation and the schools he founded and covers the family’s difficulties in joining Malala in the UKImage Malala celebrating graduating in traditional Oxford style Source


  8. says:

    I could not be bothered with negative comments So get on with your life Just ignore the review if you think I write negativelyI don't want to raise some sentiments here so if your comments got deleted like I wrote earlier get on with your life Edited to include what I have wrote earlier in my comments on 4 December '13I do feel that this autobiography should have waited for a few years for Malala to have a much distinctive voiceUnfortunately this was muted by the co author25 starsOK shoot meI actually hated this book because the co author named Christina Lamb actually used 34 of the book and sensationalise everything EVERYTHING That is why I am giving 2 stars for the 34 of the first part of the book And this co author put on dates and tragedies and events and it was like I am in war all overI actually enjoyed Malala Yousafzai retelling on her father's dream on her school on her daily life But when the other author start saying Pakistan is bad all over oh hey I got uite a few friends who are studying for their ualifications in the UK and they turned out uite well And they are men and not TalibansI know Talibans are wrong because they stop the girls for going to school and be educated But there are some people who are not bad The way Christina Lamb painted that all Pakistanis are violent that's the vibes here makes me want to smack her I am a Muslim BTW and this co author who is living in London is trying to say Muslims are bad oh heckBut for the second part 14 of the book it will be 3 stars This is because Malala's voice has become prominent later in the book And I do love and enjoy her stories after she survived that Taliban shooting in her school busOK if I can survive this auto biography maybe I will survive other horrid books


  9. says:

    Being resident of the area Valley of Swat where she lived basically she is from the adjoining District Shangla whence her father came to Swat and established private school I find the authenticity of the most of events described and actions claimed hard to believe as do almost all the residentsFirst there is the uestion of Local Talibans forcing girls from going to schools That is not true I was as everyone else a regular listener of the Taliban's daily half an hour or so long FM radio broadcast and they only verbally 'forced' girls to wear proper veils when going to school which was hardly an enforcement as the local culture is already extremely conscious of the 'veil' Mala herself wears a scarf However to my knowledge they 'encouraged' girls to leave 'western' schools but they 'claimed' that after installing an Islamic government here in the area they would set up proper 'exemplary' girls schools In fact in the local tribal society it is unthinkable to 'force' a woman or girl from doing or not doing something as it is tantamount to man handling them which is frankly speaking a sure way to get killed or beaten not only by relatives distant or near of the womangirl but anyone who is nearby Anyone here can testify to fact that on various occasions many 'individual' talibans were mercilessly beaten up by locals when they spoke to shopping women reproachfully Additionally the Talibans were locals later they were joined by savages from central Asian region and Afghanistan but they kept to themselves and they never held absolute power here As opposed to the official stance the people of Swat never left their homes when Talibans were in control as a matter of fact they were 'forced' to leave when army started the operation by the army Secondly Talibans were never in control of the city where Malala resided for so long as to impose their alleged rule They entered the city in early May I was there buying DVDs with friends by then the impending military operation had already caused educational institutions to close indefinitely A week or ten days after the 'invasion' of the city they despite the hype actually numbered not than two or two and a half dozen who 'occupied' few private buildings and hotels army entered the city In any case people started to leave the city after Taliban 'invasion' for fear of artillery and aerial bombardment by the army Therefore it highly unlikely that there were any female students still going to schools This 'timing' problems also exist in her 'diary' dated January February which records the 'incidents' on her way to school Valley Swat is officially a 'Winter Zone' and all educational institutions are closed for winter vacation on the 25th of December to 1st of March Thirdly no one is aware of anyone raising their voice for the general cause of girls education at any point during the uprising in any way or on any forum since there was nothing as such called for However I personally am aware of two occasions where a relatives affiliated with the Talibans tried to stop daughters or sisters of close relatives from going to school and were physically forced to abstain from any such acts in the future I personally do not wish to malign anyone's reputation especially not that of the adorable yet unfortunate Malala whose courage and personality I admire However as the history is been written I would disapprove of any one who may innocently inadvertently or deliberately represent truth in a distorted form We were unfortunate enough to have had Talibans forced upon us let us not be burdened with half truths and tarnished representation I am not alone in these perception everyone share them here That was the reason that the students of prime Girls College in the city here refused their college to be named after Mala In fact the allegedly' repressed young girls vociferously protested out the college any such decision that forced the army and official authorities to relentI am led to understand that there is a 'Malala Fund' with millions of dollars with the aim to spread girls education in my area May I respectfully ask when would a dollar from that money be spent here for the cause?


  10. says:

    I absolutely loved this book I have been following this story ever since Malala Yousafzai was shot and articles about her began to appear on CNNcom I was always captivated by the way Malala spoke in interviews before she was attacked I simply loved the sound of her voice and the sight of her face which seemed to shine with her spirit She might not think she is beautiful but to me she is stunning I adore the bright colors she wears and the liuid wonder of her eyesIt was difficult to read about the shameful cowardly attack on her from her own POV I empathized so much that it was painful to hear the details some of which she could only describe as being what was told to her about the shootingOn the other hand I will always remember one statement she made A Talib fires three shots at point blank range at three girls in a van and doesn’t kill any of them I know God stopped me from going to the grave It feels like this life is a second life People prayed to God to spare me and I was spared for a reason— to use my life for helping people It will always give me chills to think that it is amazing indeed that a Talib gunman fired three bullets intending to kill one young girl and that unbelievably he failed I find it very hard to argue with the idea that Malala was in fact spared for a reasonThe parts I enjoyed most about this autobiography were the beginning and end where Malala speaks about her home the Swat Valley and everything that she loved and was proud about there from her amazing father who unlike most Pashtuns celebrated when his wife gave birth to a daughter to her best friend Moniba with whom she giggled and played with and who was also her rival for top of the class at at Kahshul SchoolWhen Malala described an ordinary day in her old life fighting with her younger brothers listening to the village women who would gather at her mother's in the afternoon I was absolutely charmed It seemed that there was no ghostwriter and that I could hear Malala's voice speaking the words aloud as clearly as I had heard her speak on videos about her mission to help all girls everywhere get an education I was fascinated to read that Malala was named after the brave Malalai of Maiwand the greatest heroine of Afghanistan and startled and concerned to read about the Pashtunwali code by which all Pashtuns live which deals with honor but which demands revenge in kind for any attack or killing and can lead to never ending blood feuds easilyWhen it came to the terrifying attack and all that happened in its aftermath I was glued to the book reading page after page with breath snatching speed There was so much that I had never even imagined the suffering of her parents after the shooting the story of how they worried about ever seeing their daughter again once Malala was airlifted to England I think that any reader from ten years on up could read and be just as captivated as I was Although many parts of this story brought tears to my eyes I couldn't stop reading and although I knew that Malala would make it I was white knuckled while I learned about the details of her medical treatmentThe only part that seemed to bog down was the middle of the book where Malala describes many political events in her homeland In these it seemed that Malala’s voice was obscured and I rather uickly got lost in the details of which leader promised what and how this or that man became corrupt and never came through on their promises Even if you just skim through this part the book is most definitely worth reading I came to love Malala even dearly than I could have imagined and to admire and even envy the bond she had with her father the man who was determined to open a school in which girls could be educated I couldn't help but feel great affection for all Malala's family her people and everything in the beautiful valley she misses as she lives in exile I was hoping that Malala would win the Nobel Peace prize this year not out of pity for someone who was a survivor of a hideous attack but simply because I believe she has had an amazing effect on the world She has brought together people from all over the globe in a way that I believe will have profound implications for the key to a better life for women in countries where it is currently against the law for girls to have a true education I also thought that it would be stunning if the Nobel committee acknowledged that a teenager—a teenage girl—could have had so great a role in making people of different cultures understand each other But Malala has plenty of time and I have no doubt that she will distinguish herself again and again with her moving speeches her gentle stubborn nature and her uniue view of life in years to come I hope that there will be books by Malala in the future about why education is so important for girls around the world Finally I would like to say “Wah wah” to Malala about the entire autobiography She says that this is what one says when a particular line or stanza of a poem pleases you and is a bit like “Bravo” Wah wah and Bravissima to Malala