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Let Her Fly: A Father's Journey
Contributor(s): Yousafzai, Ziauddin, Carpenter, Louise (Conductor), Yousafzai, Malala (Foreward By)
ISBN: 0316450502     ISBN-13: 9780316450508
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
    OUR PRICE: $22.50  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: November 2018
Annotation: Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, traces his journey from an unconfident stammering little boy living in a mud hut in Pakistan to a man who has broken with tradition and proven there are many faces of feminism. 75,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Political activists; Pakistan; Biography.
Educators; Pakistan; Biography.
Girls; Education; Pakistan.
BISAC Categories:
- Self-help | Motivational & Inspirational
- Family & Relationships | Parenting
Dewey: 371.822095491
LCCN: bl2018183646
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" (0.70 lbs) 169 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani diplomat, educator, educational activist, and human rights campaigner. Best known as the father of Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, he is the co-founder and serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Malala Fun. He also serves are the United Nations Special Advisor on Global Education and as the educational attaché to the Pakistani Consulate in Birmingham, UK.

Reviewed by PW Annex Reviews (Publishers Weekly Annex Reviews)

Yousafzai, father of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, movingly tells his life story, focusing primarily on his journey from the Swat Mountains of Northwest Pakistan to Birmingham, England to protect his daughter. Rather than tell his own life story from childhood to fatherhood and beyond, Yousafzai divides it into sections focused on relationships: father, sons, wife and best friend, and daughter. This could be somewhat disorienting for readers less familiar with the history of the Taliban or his family's story (particularly the Taliban's attempted murder of Malala and his subsequent activism). The memoir also operates as a letter of fatherly pride to Malala, as well as a description of how she and his wife, Toor Pekai, formed Yousafzai's strong advocacy for women's empowerment and feminism."I only came to know the word feminist after living in the U.K.," he writes. "For more than forty years, I was living that word but not hearing it." Those interested in learning more about Malala's incredible life will be enriched by her father's deeply personal account of courage and perseverance during a life of activism. (Nov.)

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