Malala Yousafzai: I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (4063 words)

Daniel O'Gorman (Oxford Brookes University)
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Malala Yousafzai is a world-famous youth icon. The daughter of an outspoken Pakistani women’s education activist, and herself a teenage blogger on the topic from 2009 onwards, she became the subject of intense hatred among members of the Taliban in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan’s Afghan border. In 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head by a young assassin acting on Taliban’s behalf. The attack was widely reported around the world, and – upon a speedy transferal to the UK for specialist medical treatment – she made an astonishing recovery, proceeding to use her newfound celebrity to continue her campaign for women’s educational rights, and becoming the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace …

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O'Gorman, Daniel. "I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 April 2019
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35621, accessed 21 April 2019.]

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