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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai writes her memoir in first person from her point of view. She focuses on her personal experiences as well as those of her family. Due to the nature of her story, Malala also...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019, 2:36 pm (UTC)

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On Malala's way home from school on October 9th, 2012, Taliban gunmen stopped Malala's bus. By this time, Malala had become a strong advocate for the education of girls, and even though she was...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 1:04 pm (UTC)

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In 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize jointly with a children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. The main message that she presents in her acceptance speech is her...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2020, 5:05 am (UTC)

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The main idea of Malala Yousafzai's memoir is the importance of world peace. Other prominent ideas include the importance of gender equality and religious freedom, all causes Malala has...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 11:20 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai has been an activist for girls' and women's education and rights since her preteen years. Inspired by her father, she spoke out against how the Taliban restricted education and...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 11:33 am (UTC)

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Malala is from a small, lower middle-class family, with two parents and two younger siblings, both boys (Khushal and Atal). A small family is unusual at the time, with most families in this area...

Latest answer posted September 28, 2017, 3:33 am (UTC)

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The themes of family and community are clearly seen in I Am Malala in the way Malala describes her relationship with her parents and siblings as well as her love for her home in the Swat Valley....

Latest answer posted October 30, 2019, 4:57 pm (UTC)

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Malala's paternal grandfather is Rohul Amin. She tells us that his name means "honest spirit," and Rohul is just that—a vociferous man who voices his opinions without fear. Rohul is also an...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2019, 5:35 pm (UTC)

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After Malala has had numerous surgeries and has recovered sufficiently to leave the hospital, she and her family stay in Birmingham, England. The family moves first into an apartment and then a...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 8:02 pm (UTC)

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I thought that words and books and pens are more powerful than guns. The quote comes from Diane Sawyer’s October 10, 2013 interview with Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan’s Swat Valley...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019, 1:31 am (UTC)

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The biggest technique I can think of that accomplishes both of these tasks is personal anecdote. Through personal anecdotes, Malala gives readers an intimate look into her life. This both expresses...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2019, 1:28 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

In her critically acclaimed autobiography I Am Malala (full title: I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban), Malala Yousafzai uncovers that she was...

Latest answer posted May 27, 2019, 6:32 pm (UTC)

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The text tells us that Malala didn't like going to the dump. Essentially, the dump was an abandoned piece of land used as an informal dumping ground. Since the village of Swat offered no trash...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 2:31 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai organizes her memoir into five major sections, but there is also a Prologue that plays a significant role in the story. The Prologue is an overview of the book and presents the...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2019, 4:21 pm (UTC)

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Malala's words foreshadow the terrible events of the following day. One night she starts wondering about death and what it's really like. She prays to Allah and asks him what happens when you die...

Latest answer posted January 18, 2018, 7:30 pm (UTC)

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The preface (“Birmingham, England, June 2015”) introduces the subject of the book and establishes the continued importance of Malala's work through the Malala Fund. In contrast, the prologue...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2017, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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In her passionate belief in the power of education, Malala takes after her father, Ziauddin. He studied literature and rhetoric for many years, managing in the process to overcome a severe stammer...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019, 7:00 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

During the course of the narrative in the autobiography I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Malala does go through a profound change that has to do with the maturation of her ideals. In the beginning...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2020, 12:42 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala's memoir indicates that her passion for education, and pursuit of women's right to education specifically, was influenced by both her mother and father. Malala expresses the insecurity her...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2019, 12:12 am (UTC)

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The prologue of the memoir I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is entitled “The Day My World Changed.” This is an immediate indication that something significant and life-altering is going to happen to...

Latest answer posted October 29, 2019, 11:32 pm (UTC)

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You'll find this answer within chapter 20. The death threat is discovered when a Pakistani journalist from Alaska comes to meet Malala and her father. The journalist speaks to Malala's father, and...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2018, 6:46 pm (UTC)

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Malala is from Swat Valley in Pakistan, and she is ethnically Pashtun. Traditionally, the Pashtun have lived by the Pashtunwali code for many centuries, as Malala mentions. The code calls for...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2018, 8:13 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai, in her book, I am Malala writes about her experiences growing up, with a keen emphasis on the role played by gender in her society. In chapter 4 of the book, the village life is...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2019, 10:04 am (UTC)

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Both Malala and her mother enjoy helping others. In the book, Malala reveals that her mother, Toor Pekai, is practical in nature. She writes that her mother was "always out helping people." Toor...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 3:41 pm (UTC)

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In the book, Maulana Fazlullah is a Taliban leader. He gained public support using charisma and public speeches that essentially presented him as a man of the people who wanted to help better...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019, 7:58 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

I am Malala is the autobiography of Malala Yousafzai, a young girl from Pakistan. It was first published in 2013, and it deals with Malala’s fight to be able to receive a proper education in...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2020, 12:23 pm (UTC)

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In chapter 1, Malala says that the Pashtunwali code is something that the Afghan people have lived by "for centuries." She says that this code "obliges us to give hospitality to all guests." She...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2021, 11:33 am (UTC)

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When Malala became a prominent figure in the fight against extremism, she was targeted and shot by a Taliban gunman. Her injuries were severe, and Malala credits Colonel Junaid, a surgeon working...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 11:34 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

In the autobiography I Am Malala, the author writes of her love for education despite the efforts of Islamic radicals to ban girls and women from schools. At an early age, Malala becomes an...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2020, 7:35 pm (UTC)

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The Gender Inequality Index ranks Pakistan a lowly 150th out of 160 participating countries. The United States is ranked thirteenth, so the status of women varies enormously between the two...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019, 7:49 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

In her autobiography, I Am Malala, young Malala Yousafzai describes her upbringing, family values, and Pashtuni culture in Pakistan. The events of her life take place in the backdrop of Islamic...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019, 11:33 pm (UTC)

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Malala Yousafzai inherited a great deal of her progressive values from her father, the social activist and school founder Ziauddin Yousafzai. An outspoken critic of both the Taliban and militant...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 12:08 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a 21-year-old Pakistani activist and co-author of I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban. Malala is known primarily for her...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 1:53 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Among the Pashtuns, the ethnic group into which Malala is born, there's a huge difference between how people regard the birth of a boy and the birth of a girl. As Malala tells us, rifles are fired...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2021, 9:37 am (UTC)

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In order to provide an exact page number, it is necessary to know which edition of the book you are reading. It's also helpful to know if you are looking in the full text or the young reader...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2018, 2:21 pm (UTC)

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In I Am Malala, Malala Yousafzai details the Taliban’s deadly, violent actions against the people in her community. The Taliban tried to force girls, boys, and adults in general to do many things....

Latest answer posted December 26, 2020, 3:27 pm (UTC)

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In the book, the mufti Ghulamullah was displeased when Malala's father opened the Khushal School for girls. Ghulamullah belonged to a conservative Sunni Muslim sect called Deobandi. The Deobandis...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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The girls at the radical Red Mosque are taught nothing but a literalist interpretation of Islam. They have been brainwashed into believing that the Taliban are heroes, bravely standing up to what...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019, 9:48 am (UTC)

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Chapter 9 of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai is entitled “Radio Mullah,” and it describes the arrival of the Taliban to the Swat Valley where ten-year-old Malala lives: It seemed to us that the...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019, 10:53 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

The first thing Malala's father did that made his own father smile was win first prize at a public speaking competition. In the book, Ziauddin tells Malala that he found it difficult to please...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2018, 4:08 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Most of Malala Yousafzai's memoir, I Am Malala, focuses on her determination to get an education despite the strict laws and threats of the Taliban. In Malala's native Pakistan and nearby countries...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 12:12 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

In I am Malala, the author defines terrorism from the perspectives of both terrorist and victim. For the terrorist, terrorism is the use of fear to control others. Although Yousafzai does...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2021, 7:07 am (UTC)

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In chapter 10, Malala describes how the Red Mosque madrasa was surrounded by “tanks and armored personnel carriers.” The mosque, being in Islamabad, run by Abdul Aziz and his brother, Abdul Rashid,...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 8:27 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai's main message in her memoir I Am Malala stresses the importance of education for young girls. She speaks out against the way the Taliban restricts women's lives, particularly in...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 11:44 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban is a memoir written by Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai with British...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 4:23 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala was born in 1997 in Mingora, Pakistan. Pakistan was a very heavily patriarchal country at the time, especially as the Taliban kept playing an increasingly important role on the country's...

Latest answer posted September 2, 2020, 1:10 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai is a Nobel Prize laureate for her activism regarding the rights of all children to have access to education. She is twenty years old and was born and grew up in the Swat region of...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2018, 3:49 pm (UTC)

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I Am Malala

During her convalescence at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Malala has been working hard at the gym and with a physiotherapist to get her arms and legs working properly again. As a reward for all the...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019, 10:46 am (UTC)

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I Am Malala

The cover of Malala's autobiography reads I am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban. That, in a nutshell, tells us what Malala's views on education...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2021, 7:22 pm (UTC)

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In writing any kind of summary, we first need to consider what are the major aspects of the longer work, and what our purpose is in writing the summary. That is, if we are trying to write a purely...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2018, 4:40 pm (UTC)

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