let her fly
Ziauddin Yousafzai has been fighting for gender equality for over twenty years: first for his daughter, Malala, and then for girls around the world who live in patriarchal societies. From a very young age, he felt that men and women are equal and when he became the father of a girl, Malala, he decided that she would have to study, something that in his homeland, Swat Valley, Pakistan, was an exclusive privilege for boys. His determination led him to found a school that his daughter could attend. When, in 2012, Malala was seriously shot by the Taliban for continuing to attend her father's school, Ziauddin almost lost the person for whom he had decided to fight for equality.
This book tells us about Ziauddin's life, from when he was a stuttering boy raised in a small mountain village in Pakistan, to becoming the activist for equality around the world. He would also be the father of the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize - Malala, one of the most influential and inspiring young women of our day. Told through intimate portraits of each of Ziauddin's family - as son, father, husband and brother this is an account of what it means to love, have courage and fight for what is just and right. Personal in its detail and universal in its subject matter, this remarkable work demonstrates why we must all continue to fight for the rights of girls and women everywhere in the world.
An inspiring and very relevant book these days when the issue of gender inequality is being so debated.
Author: Ziauddin Yousafzai
Subtitle: The Courage of a Father and the Fight for Equality
Publication date: 02/06/2019
Number in collection: 9
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 15 x 23cm