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Malala Yousafzai sells her life story for £2m

Malala Yousafzai sells her life story for £2m

Mar 28, 2013 - 13:24

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): A teenage Pakistani girl, who survived a Talibaninfo-icon attack last year in northwestern valley of Swat, has sold her life story for £2m, a British newspaper reported on Thursday.

The Guardian said a book -- "I am Malala" -- would hit newsstands in the autumn and tell the story of the courageous girl, who was enrolled in a Birmingham school.

"I hope this book will reach people around the worldinfo-icon, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to educationinfo-icon (in Pakistaninfo-icon),” the education activist said in a statement.

To be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world, the book represents the latest stage of Malala’s public life.

She said: "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…"

After being shot in the head, she was flown to England for treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. Last month, she underwent a surgery to rebuild her skull and restore her hearing.

Having won several peace prizes since the shooting, she writes in the book: "I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday. It was Tuesday, October 9, 2012, not the best of days as it was the middle of school exams, though as a bookish girl I don't mind them as much as my friends do.”

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