Malala Yousafzai, the author and narrator of I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban, writes in the first-person point of view.
The purpose of the narrative is to illuminate to the reader the lack of value placed on female education in Pakistan, especially within areas where the Taliban is active. The autobiography focuses on Malala’s specific experiences and uses those experiences to present the inequality in education in a larger cultural context.
This is an effective method because the first-person anecdotes and memories help the reader see tangible examples of the cultural problem in action. The most drastic experience detailed is the Taliban’s assassination attempt on Malala when she was fifteen, following her public activism for better education for girls.