I Am Malala (Complete Book)

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The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban

Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Weidenfeld & Nicolson LONDON

To all the girls who have faced injustice and been silenced. Together we will be heard.

Cover Title Page Dedication Prologue: The Day my World Changed

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

A Daughter Is Born My Father the Falcon Growing up in a School The Village Why I Don’t Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don’t Say Thank You Children of the Rubbish Mountain The Mufti Who Tried to Close Our School The Autumn of the Earthquake


9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Radio Mullah Toffees, Tennis Balls and the Buddhas of Swat The Clever Class The Bloody Square The Diary of Gul Makai A Funny Kind of Peace Leaving the Valley


16 17 18 19 20

The Valley of Sorrows Praying to Be Tall The Woman and the Sea A Private Talibanisation Who is Malala?


21 ‘God, I entrust her to you’ 22 Journey into the Unknown


23 ‘The Girl Shot in the Head, Birmingham’ 24 ‘They have snatched her smile’ Epilogue: One Child, One Teacher, One Book, One Pen . . . Glossary Acknowledgements Important Events in Pakistan and Swat A Note on the Malala Fund Picture Section Additional Credits and Thanks Copyright

Prologue: The Day my World Changed

I COME FROM a country which was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday.
One year ago I left my home for school and never returned. I was shot by a Taliban bullet and was flown out of Pakistan unconscious. Some people say I will never return home but I believe firmly in my heart that I will. To be torn from the country that you love is not something to wish on anyone. Now, every morning when I open my eyes, I long to see…...

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