£2m book deal: Malala Yousufzai’s story to be published

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LONDON: Fifteen year old Pakistani child activist Malala Yousufzai’s struggle for education will be read worldwide in a book deal reported to be around £2m according to The Guardian.

The book titled “I am Malala” will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world later this year.

The book will be a story of her struggle and of the incident that nearly killed her in October of last year.

Yousafzai said: “I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education.

“I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61m children who can’t get education. I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right.”

Malala was shot at point-blank range by a Taliban gunman as her school bus travelled through Swat Valley on October 9, in an attack that drew worldwide condemnation.

She has since become a global symbol of the campaign for girls’ right to an education and has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Malala, after recovering from her surgeries, enrolled in a school in Britain to continue her education. Agencies

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