TITLE: I AM MALALA
AUTHOR: MALALA YOUSAFZAI AND CHRISTINA LAMB
RATING: 4.5 /5
“When I was born, people in our village commiserated with my mother and nobody congratulated my father. I arrived at dawn as the last star blinked out….I was a girl in a land where rifles are fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children.”
I Am Malala is a remarkable memoir by Malala with the assistance of a journalist Christina Lamb. The courage of a young intrigued me and I was awed at how the voice of one person can have such an immense change. “My mother always told me,”hide your face people are looking at you.”I would reply,“it does not matter; I am also looking at them” Freedom, that is one thing any reader will not take for granted henceforth and the emphasis on the untapped potential of uneducated girls. I was captivated by her plight and vision, needless to say; this book ended up being better than I expected.