Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head at point-blank range by the Taliban for advocating girl’s education, joins the ranks of Millionaires with her signing a deal for US$ 3 Million to publish her memoirs. The life story of the 15-year old Pakistani girl will be the subject matter of the book, “I AM MALALA”, to be published later this year by Weidenfeld & Nicholson in the UK and the Commonwealth, and by Little, Brown in the rest of the world. We are told Malala asked for the money so that it may be
used for the education of children.
“I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 Million
children who can’t get an education,” Malala said. Malala escaped death by a matter of millimeters when she was shot riding a school bus in Northwestern Pakistan on October 9, 2012, and the bullet entered just above her left eye and running along her jaw, grazing past her brain. Surgeons in Pakistan removed the bullet before she was airlifted to the UK for treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.