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Malala's autobiography published on anniversary of Taliban shooting

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Malala's autobiography published on anniversary of Taliban shooting


A year after she was was shot in the head by the Taliban for daring to suggest girls should go to school, the story of Malala’s life is hitting the shops.

It comes as the Taliban have re-issued a death threat against her, saying they would be proud to kill her.

In Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, there was praise for the schoolgirl.

One local woman said: “She has now become a global spokesperson for education, especially women’s education all over the world.”

Another man, who was buying her autobiography, added:” the remaining portion of the society consider Malala as a symbol of education and a symbol of resistance against the militants.”

‘I am Malala’ recounts how she was attacked by gunmen while on a bus going to school. She was flown to hospital in Birmingham for specialist treatment. The 16 year old now lives and goes to school there, as well as campaigning for girls education around the world.

Malala is the youngest person to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work as an education activist.

In July she spoke to the UN in New York, appealing for compulsory free schooling for all children. She told the audience:“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first. Thank you.”

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