Essay on Malala 's ' I Am Malala '

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The book begins on October 9, 2012, as Malala Yousafzai, a young teenage girl, on her way to school. On her bus ride to school, Malala is thinking about how her hometown of Mingora and how it has changed in the last few years and how the dangerous Islamic group named the Taliban continued to threaten advocates of education and women’s rights. Malala still on the bus feels a sudden stop and a fierce man climbs inside the bus. This man orders to know who Malala is but she says does not say a word. Malala 's identity is evident, she does not wear veil. So the man violently raises a gun and shoots a couple bullets and gets Malala in the head. "I am Malala," continues with a flashback to Malala’s birth. When she was born is was not a very congratulating moment due to the fact that she was born a female and very few people in her community bothered to congratulate her parents Ziaudin her father and Tor pekai her mother because giving birth of a girl is seen as a failure on the part of the parents. Malala is a Pashtun, an major ethnic group situated mostly in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Malala and her famiy lived in the Swat Valley, a beautiful part of Northwestern Pakistan. She is also a devout Muslim, and has been all her life. Ever since Malala was a child she was very conscious of the what it meant to be women and the restrictions in put in her life as a child and her future. She knew that as she grew older she will no longer be able to play outside with the other…

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