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ENGLAND: 15-year old Pakistani girl Malala Yousufzai, who was shot by the Taliban in Pakistan, will have a life story published on her later this year, in a deal reported to be worth around £2m, The Guardian said in a report published on Wednesday.

The book “I am Malala” is scheduled for publication in autumn and will document the story of Malala Yousufzai who was shot by Pakistani Talibans following her increased advocacy for women’s education in the Swat Valley region in Pakistan.

Malala has now relocated to England where she is attending a school in Birmingham.

In a statement, Malala said, “I hope this book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education.”

The book will be published by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and Commonwealth and by Little Brown in the rest of the world.

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Syed Rizvi
Mar 28, 2013 06:36am
What about those thousands of Shia muslims who have been brutally killed and murdered in Pakistan?
Sultan Alvi, Toronto
Mar 28, 2013 07:14am
God be with you Malala baytee. You are a brave girl, and pride of Pakistan!!!
Mar 28, 2013 08:19am
Can somebody please tell us WHO Malala REALLY is; she cannot 'just' be any 'student' from a 'remote' part of Pakistan. There HAS TO BE a family connection that resulted in her being so articulate. Is there a connection with old sultan-type family? Is there a connection with 'someone' in England?
Jamil Ahmad
Mar 28, 2013 08:58am
What about the story of Malala's of Waziristan? No one to hear their story.
Bilal, London
Mar 28, 2013 09:28am
Few days after Malala's incident when a group of Shia female students from Parachinar were going to Kohat for exams they were ambushed by Taliban and acid was thrown over them. They were all seriously injured. Has anyone ever heard about them? what about 100s other female students seeking hardships for education in remoted villages of pakistan Oh sorry I forgot to mention none of them have relations with BBC!
Mar 28, 2013 09:42am
better to write a book on malala's life,so people come to know that how has she suffered to seek for education,her heroic actions should be appreciated throughout the world,
Mar 28, 2013 09:45am
We have to blame ourselves rather to others. We had made our life miserable
Mar 28, 2013 10:03am
to be very honest if she was showing to be such a patriotic Pakistani .. than where is her courage now .... living abroad , writing her biography and speaking for Pakistan . what an irony ... anyways thats her life she can do any thing but i don't consider her Pakistani citizen anymore
Mar 28, 2013 11:00am
How many of those girls were educational activists? You think an ordinary girl living in Swat just happens to have connections with BBC just like that? Tbh I feel bad for the girls but thats the trend of the media. Its the popular people getting more attention. Benazir Bhutto got more attention than any individual that has died during the years of terrorism. Blame the media, not Malala.
Mar 28, 2013 11:13am
This report is about Malala and the plight of women's education.. Shia killings is a different topic regarding sectarian violence.. You cannot compare apples and oranges
Azmat Khan
Mar 28, 2013 11:16am
Malala is a brave girl.She is pride of Pakistan and a pride of the entire world's women.Malala grow, live long and go ahead.We pray for your security and progress.
Mar 28, 2013 12:16pm
A 15 year old girl writing her life experiences?After all the amount of money spent on her by Pakistan and England, is some one trying to wring out some more for their own benefit.Or are the proceeds from the book going to help the less fortunate in her country under STRICT PROPER scrutiny?If it is the latter then kudos to this girl and may her book sell.
Mar 28, 2013 12:57pm
I am sure you are not even 0.1% as brave as she is . Shame on you for your ignorant thinking.
Abdullah Hussain
Mar 28, 2013 01:45pm
Money minting started. Being a goodwill ambassador Malala should announce donation of 2 million pound towards the uplift of education in her region. Recently a lady school teacher was short dead, surprisingly no reaction for her or for that matter for the friends of Malala who were also shot.
Mar 28, 2013 02:42pm
@raika45 You can safely assume that the proceeds will be added to the Malala Fund which is dedicated to the education and empowerment of girls in Pakistan and around the world. So will the $1 million+ Malala will receive along with her fully deserved Nobel Prize. All of Malala's medical and educational costs are being paid by the Pakistan government. Her father has been given a post at the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham and he takes care of his family independently with dignity. Not one penny of burden is being borne by the British tax payer. So you can rest your mind on that score.
Habib Rahman
Mar 28, 2013 02:55pm
Malala is a brave girl. we are proud of her what she is doing.World recognised her courage and love for education and her sufferings but not talibans and other ill informed Pakistanis.
Different View
Mar 28, 2013 03:29pm
Just because you won't be getting the money and be living in the UK, you can say that. But my friend, you also didn't get shot in head from a point blank and survived. Be a man!
Different View
Mar 28, 2013 03:32pm
Then do something to stop violence against young children, rather than waiting for someone else.
Different View
Mar 28, 2013 03:34pm
So you are asking, other countries to take action in Pakistan, because Pakistanis can't protect themselves?
Different View
Mar 28, 2013 03:39pm
You are just jealous.
Mar 28, 2013 04:22pm
She has just started her school in Birmingham (England) and wants to study law and politics. I don't think she will be back in Pakistan anytime soon. I know she is brave and intelligent but I am not sure if that will be of any benefit to Pakistan anymore.
Mar 28, 2013 04:25pm
Malala and Shia Killing are two different topics. While I completely condemn the killing with all my heart, I don't think this article should or can be be connected to those killings.
Mar 28, 2013 04:43pm
You may get pseudo courage with the Kalashnikov in hand. But the courage shown by tiny girl with the big heart is applaudable.....long live Malala!!!
Mar 28, 2013 05:18pm
how selfish can you get. if only you were capable of half what she has accomplished. you would be out there wanting to be a star and she is still trying for the betterment of her people. Who are you to judge anyone. Buy a mirror.
Mar 28, 2013 06:05pm
Malala is a young Pakistani brave girl who has thousands of times more courage, more guts and more maturity than all those coward wild Islamists and some of their Pakistani supporters who are ignorant of real Islam and cannot tolerate Muslim women getting educated and kill innocent Muslims.
Mar 28, 2013 06:53pm
very few people would have the courage that she showed when she spoke up against those who only know how to kill and destroy but i do feel that she might be used by others for their own purposes and designs, which i don't support at all.
Mar 28, 2013 06:56pm
I am sure when she started on her crusade, she had no idea she will end up where she is today. She could very well have been killed in that attack against her. Thank God she is still alive and prospering. For her to have a biography written about her is the best thing that could happen and for her to get paid is even better. Let the world know how brave this young lady is and let her be a role model for others. I hope her story will be a must read for all students. Whenever i read any good news about her - and lately, there have been several (her recovery, her going to school, staying in the United Kingdom and now this book), it warms up my heart. I wish her the very best and i am confident her future will be filled with success and prosperity. May God bless her always!
Zee Khan
Mar 28, 2013 07:10pm
I support the idea will buy for myself family and friends.
Zee Khan
Mar 28, 2013 07:17pm
I can volunteer Urdu translation. Most Pakistansi aren't fluent in English and publisher is sending the message in English to masses. An Urdu version is very important to spread out Malala's message. Am I correct? I also support the book must have Pashto, Dari, Persian, Sindhi Baluchi and Punjabi version.
Mar 28, 2013 08:16pm
There is no doubt about her and her father's courage. you wont realise it as you have not been in the circumstances when terror reigned Swat, when everyone was fleeing to save their lives. As for her return to Pakistan, please be patient; she still needs to be observed by the doctors. And those who believe in her and in her cause would be glad if she returns only after complete peace and writ of the state is ensured in Pakistan.
umesh bhagwat
Mar 29, 2013 01:03am
i pray a movie on her life is also made! malala zindabad!
Mar 29, 2013 05:17pm
and who will the 2million go to? corrupt Swat administration or KP govt whose officials will loot the money and put it in their foreign bank accounts? Malala Fund is already assisting in education of girls in Swat and other areas.. best way to use funds is to involve credible NGOs