Tag Archive: Malala Yousafzai

Mar 28 2013

The struggle

There will be a book in which Malala tells her own story published in the fall. The memoir of 15-year-old Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai will be published this fall, publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson announced Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth about $3 million. Titled “I Am Malala,” the book will tell the story of the …

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Mar 20 2013

She’s back

Malala yesterday saying why she’s pleased to be going back to school. It makes me happy to watch it because she looks so all there, so alert and engaged and eager and ready to go. She looks so fundamentally undamaged. Suck it, Taliban.

Jan 03 2013

Pakistan’s education attaché

Now for a piece of really good news. Malala will be staying in the UK – and thus will be much much less likely to be a target again. She is able to stay because her father has been made a diplomat. Good move. Full marks to whoever did it, even if it’s Tories. The …

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Oct 19 2012

Malala again

A doctor tells us about Malala’s progress in a video. She’s communicating freely, though she can’t talk until the tracheostomy tube is removed, probably in a few days. She thanks everybody for the messages.  

Oct 12 2012

How is Malala doing today?

It appears that she is stable. On Friday, an international team of neurological specialists said her condition  was stable, but they’re watching her closely… Tests on Malala went well, doctors said Friday, and her care at a hospital  where she was initially treated was good. She remains in critical condition, but  specialists are satisfied with …

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Oct 11 2012

From what clay?

Kamila Shamsie had a great piece on Malala in the Guardian yesterday. Today, as Malala Yousafzai remains critical but stable in hospital following an assassination attempt by the Taliban, I watched the laughing, wise, determined 11-year-old in that video and thought of the Urdu phrase, “kis mitti kay banee ho” – “from what clay were you fashioned?”

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