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I am Malala

 I Am MalalaIn recent days we have seen Malala in Nigeria meeting with some of the parents of children who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram (something the President of Nigeria has not yet done). It’s amazing how a teenager from the Swat Valley in Pakistan, shot in the head by the Taliban for her stand for the education of women should be such a recognizable figure worldwide, the youngest ever nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize who has addressed the United Nations Assembly in New York. But she is and deservedly so and I am Malala is her story and that of particularly her father, who had the vision to establish a school for girls and the courage to continue it despite the threats of the Taliban to close it down. Malala is clearly a chip off the old block.