Shot Pakistani schoolgirl Malala to pen life story
LONDON (AFP) - Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl shot by the Taleban for promoting girls' education, is to tell her life story in a book due out later this year, the publishers said on Thursday, in a deal reportedly worth around S$3.8 million.
The book will be entitled "I Am Malala".
"I hope the book will reach people around the world, so they realise how difficult it is for some children to get access to education," the 15-year-old Pakistani said in a statement.
"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."