Haddon Musings’ Feminist Friday – Malala Yousafzai

Wonderful post from Stevie Turner about the inspiring Malala Yousafzi, a determined activist and Nobel prize winner championing female education. Definitely one to reblog.

Stevie Turner, Indie Author.

This week I’m going to write about the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner – Malala Yousafzai, a determined activist for female education in her native Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school.

Malala was born on 12th July 1997, the eldest of 3 children.  She was educated mostly by her father Ziauddin, a poet, school owner, and an educational activist himself, running a chain of private schools.  She once stated to an interviewer that she would like to become a doctor, although later her father encouraged her to become a politician instead.  He would allow her to stay up late and talk about politics after her two brothers had been sent to bed.

In September 2008 her father took her to Peshawar to speak at the local press club.  In a speech covered by newspapers and TV she stated ‘How dare the…

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About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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6 Responses to Haddon Musings’ Feminist Friday – Malala Yousafzai

  1. Aquileana says:

    An excellent post… I admire Malala Yousafzai and her attempts and achievements concerning women´s education are remarkable… Thanks so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Sending love Aquileana 😀

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  2. ramonawray says:

    Malala Yousafzai is such an inspiration. Great post!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful share Marje. That girl is a pillar of strength and courage. I’ve been following her amazing journey. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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