Where do we see the themes of family and community in I Am Malala?
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.
Malala's family highly values education. Her father runs a school, where she and her siblings basically grow up. As a result, when the Taliban move in and ban girls from going to school, Malala's family is resistant. Malala herself ends up being shot by the Taliban for her disobedience in pursuing her education. Her bond with her family is emphasized during her recovery period. For much of that time, Malala is in a coma, so her "memory" of her recovery is really told from the perspective of her family. They stick by her side very closely and are incredibly anxious about the possibility of losing their daughter. Having to be separated from Malala at points during her recovery is nearly unbearable for them.
Further, Malala talks extensively about her love for her community and homeland in the Swat...
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