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Teenage Activist Who Was Shot by Taliban Signs $3 Million Book Deal

Malala Yousafzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman after voicing the need for education rights for girls in the country, has just signed a $3 million book deal. Her memoir, I Am Malala, is due out this fall. In a press release about the book, Malala, who is the youngest person ever to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, said, “I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million 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" ..

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Fergus

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Fergus commented…

Hello. I'm quite sure Malala's name is what's called "patronymic", meaning "Yousafzai" is not her surname but her father's name (and her father would be Yousafzai +Somethingelse). And it's the same for all Muslims. So we can't really call her Yousafzai. She should be called Malala.

Esther Aspling

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Esther Aspling commented…

This girl amazes me. Standing up for what's right despite the consequences. Simply inspiring.

http://forthisisthetime.blogspot.com/

Jesse Carey

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Jesse Carey commented…

@Fergus, thanks the name reference has been updated

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