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    On July 12, 1997, Malala Yousafzai was born in the Pakistani region of Swat Valley. Two younger brothers joined the family in the city of Mingora. Her childhood was happy and peaceful. Her family practiced the Islam religion and her ethnic group was knowns as the Pashtuns. Her father ran several schools and was a teacher. Her father’s love of learning was passed down to his children. At the time many girls in Pakistan did not attend school. Malala attended one of the schools her father ran strictly for girls. Malala loved going to school and knew if she worked hard she would fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor, a teacher or a politician. Malala loved to learn and was very smart. She was proficient in three different languages including, English, Urdu and Pashto. Her parents always supported her and Malala knew she could be anything she wanted to be and she could accomplish anything.…

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    warring factions (Tarzi 1993). The Taliban regime came to power through the use of force and inducing fears. Since more than 95% of the Taliban were Pashtuns (Giustozzi 2010) and majority of Pashtuns inhabit in the southern part of Afghanistan, it became easier for the Taliban to capture the southern part of Afghanistan quickly without much resistance, even capturing some provinces without firing a single shot (Rashid 2000, 33). The Taliban also quickly drove Rabbani’s government out of Kabul…

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    the roads, light spark far from a village and the passenger conversation are those memories which I have them from the journey from town to town back in my country. I raised up in the town called Kabul shah in the province of Kandahar in Afghanistan. The Kandahar province is one of the most famous provinces out of 36 in Afghanistan. One of the reasons for being such an important place is because most of the kings or presidents were from this region. The Kandahar province is the birth place of a…

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    tribe represented about 400,000 people in eastern Afghanistan. The Shinwari tribe also pledged to send at least one military-age male in each family to the Afghan Army or the police in the event of a Taliban attack. The American commanders agreed to channel one million dollars in development projects directly to the tribal leaders and bypass the local Afghan government, believe to be corrupt. “The Taliban have been trying to destroy our tribe, and they are taking money from us, and they are…

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    Historical Background/Leader’s Context: Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Swat Valley, Pakistan. In her book, I Am Malala, she talks about how her father was thrilled about her birth even though a daughter's birth is not usually celebrated in her culture. Malala’s father even named her after a Pashtun heroine, Malalai of Maiwand, a girl who died in a battle after her words plus bravery inspired her people to fight. In her book Malala gives a brief summary of her parents upbringing…

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    Malala Yousafzai is a education, human rights, and peace advocate from Swat Valley, Pakistan. Malala became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize at 17 for her activism for education for all children. At age 11, Malala began writing a daily diary published by BBC for people to read about life for a school girl living under the Taliban regime. After writing the diary, Malala felt her purpose in life was to spread awareness of the importance of education for all children and global…

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    Oppressed, Inferior, and Unequal We all know that women’s rights are a big struggle in Afghanistan. It was worse when Afghanistan was under the Taliban rule. These women were treated unfairly, beaten for the slightest wrong move, raped, and thrown out like trash. Some women are putting up a fight and really trying to get their freedom. Unfortunately, the Afghanistan society and the way things were being ran before the Taliban fell are keeping these women from achieving the goal they want, and…

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    Mike Kelley, considered one of the most inspirational American artist of our time, with his contemporary, messy, and unusual mash-ups of thrift shop media. Kelley's art occasionally opposed the usual art world value. In his highly recognized piece More Love Hours than Can Ever Be Repaid (1987), Kelley stitched together stuffed animals and blankets purchased at a thrift shop on a canvas, to portray the symbolism that a toy, once a loving gift from a parent to a child, is now damaged and unwanted…

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    Malala Yousafzai is my modern day hero. Malala was born July 12,1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. Malala stuck up for the education of girls. She was an activist going around the world speaking about the prohibition on the education of girls. Current day Malala is 19 years old, she is getting ready to go to university. Her parents are Ziauddin Yousafzai, Tor Perki Yousafzai. And she has two siblings who are Atal Yousafzai and Khushal Yousafzai. SECTION HEADER Malala is a brave hero because even…

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    He Named Me Malala is about a young girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban for being a female who wanted to get an education. After recovery Malala fights for women’s right to an education. The basic theme for this film was courage. She was fearless when presenting her cause. She allowed people to empathize with her experiences and to feel for the children still living those experiences. Another theme presented in this film was dedication towards social activism. She had an experience that…

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