Malala Yousafzai , 17, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014!
Activist Malala Yousafzai. Original Photo Source: AK Rockefeller, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Flickr
Malala Yousafzai first came to public attention in 2009 when she wrote a BBC diary about life in Swat Valley in Northwest Pakistan, where the local Taliban had banned girls from attending school. Her diary chronicled her desire to remain in education and for girls to have the chance to be educated.
She wrote it under a pseudonym, Gul Makai, the name of a heroine from a Pashtun folk tale. Three years later, in 2012, she was shot in the head and neck due to this, after her school bus was boarded by a member of the Taliban. Her recovery process began in Pakistan and continued in England, where she now lives with her family. Today, Malala is 17 years old.
Malala Yousafzai: Awards and Achievements
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I was really happy to see her get the Noble Prize. No one more deserving. On Nov 6, 2014 4:12 AM, “Irina’s Poetry Corner” wrote:
> irinadim posted: “Malala Yousafzai , 17, winner of the Nobel Peace > Prize 2014!”
Thank you for reading and commenting, Sharon. You’re right, no one more deserving to get the Nobel Peace Prize.
Thank you Irina for the reblog! Aquileana and I appreciate it very much! I’m so proud of Malala 🙂
My pleasure, girls. 🙂 Last year I re-blogged Paul Lenzi’s poem about Malala.
Absolutely, you are amazing dear Irina. Thanks for spreading Malala’s voice through CB’s post!. Love, Aquileana 😀
Always a pleasure to support a worthwhile cause. ❤