Prologue (pages )- The book’s prologue gives an account of Malala Yousafzai, a fifteen-year-old young lady from Pakistan’s Swat Valley, was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school. It was October 9th, 2012, and she was returning from a day of exams with her classmates from the school she gone to, which was established by her father. All of a sudden the school transport ceased, and a youthful man waved it down and swung himself inside it.
He inquired, “Who is Malala?” When the young ladies in the transport looked at Malala, he pulled out a weapon and shot her in the confront. He let go two more bullets as well, and they hit young ladies nearby her.Chapter 1: A daughter is born (pages )- The book flashes back and recounts the tale of Malala’s introduction to the world to a Pashtun family in the Swat Valley of northern Pakistan.
In spite of the way that a little girl’s introduction to the world isn’t normally praised, her dad was excited when she was conceived and named her after a Pashtun champion, Malalai of Maiwand, who kicked the bucket in a fight subsequent to utilizing her words and valiance to motivate her kin to battle and win against the capable British armed force. Malala discusses experiencing childhood in Swat, which she thinks about the most lovely place on the planet. She and her family lived in Mingora, the biggest city in Swat.
Swat is renowned for its mountains and various remnants, especially the Butkara ruins, which are left finished from when Buddhists entered the region. At the point when Malala was conceived her family was extremely poor, living just off of the little measure of cash her dad produced using the school he had begun. Her sibling Kushal was conceived two years after her, and her sibling Atal five years after him. Malala completes the section by examining how the Yousafszai family came to Pakistan from Afghanistan, and influences it to clear that while she is Pakistani, she has dependably thought of herself as first Swati, at that point Pashtun, and afterward Pakistani.Chapter 2: My Father the Falcon (pages )- is about Malala’s dad, who dependably had a talking issue with stammering over his words. His dad, her granddad Rohul Amin, was an awesome speaker who had contemplated in India, and he wanted to discuss the governmental issues of Swat and Pakistan.
Malala relates how General Zia took control in Pakistan in 1977 under a crusade for Islamization in the nation, which extremely confined the privileges of Pakistani ladies. Under General Zia, Pakistan turned into a partner of the United States, on the grounds that the two countries contradicted the Soviet Union and its attack of Afghanistan. The U.S. urged Pakistani men to join the jihad and battle Soviet occupation—Malala’s dad, a young fellow at the time, was especially hypnotized by the possibility of jihad. Malala’s dad always attempted to satisfy her granddad, however he never felt like he was satisfying desires.
One day, in spite of his talking issue, he entered an open talking rivalry to make his dad pleased. Malala’s granddad (whom she calls Baba) composed a discourse for him, and he wound up winning ahead of all comers. His dad called him Ziauddin Shaheen—on the grounds that shaheen implies hawk, which hovers most importantly different winged animals. Malala’s mom, Tor Pekai, was set in school when she was youthful, yet sold her books for confection in the wake of feeling desire at her female companions who got the opportunity to remain at home throughout the day. She just lamented this when meeting Malala’s dad, an extremely instructed man who tried to begin his own school. Around the time when Malala’s dad set off for college, Pakistan encountered an adjustment in control when General Zia passed on in a strange plane crash. Benazir Bhutto, the primary female head-of-state in the Islamic world, supplanted him.
After school, Malala’s dad embarked to begin his own particular school in Mingora with his companion Mohammad Naeem Khan. In the end, however, Naeem and Malala’s dad acknowledged they were not suited to be business accomplices, so a companion named Hidayatullah had Naeem’s spot. They battled with issues like absence of cash and flooding, however Malala’s dad was resolved. As he attempted to get the school up and running, he wedded Tor Pekai, and Malala was conceived in 1997, their first kid. Their fortunes changed after Malala was conceived, and gradually the Kushal School started to develop, enlisting more understudies.
Malala grew up with her keep running of the school, driving a glad toddlerhood. Chapter 3: Growing up in a school (pages )- Closes with Malala describing the occasions of September 11, 2001 (which occurred when she was four years of age), saying that they changed her valley until the end of time.Chapter 4: The Village (pages )- Malala discusses leaving Mingora to movement to her dad’s family’s little town of Barkana for the Eid occasions. She has affectionate recollections of going there in a transport and remaining with the more distant family, getting a charge out of evident Pashtun neighborliness.
Her cousins thought of her as present day since she was from the city. Pashtunwali, their set of accepted rules, was particularly very much upheld in the little towns, and ladies were considerably more limited in their conduct. Malala disliked these confinements and whined about them to her dad, who said that life was far more terrible for Pashtuns in Afghanistan on account of a gathering called the Taliban. In any case, he generally said that Malala was totally liberated, and he guaranteed to ensure her flexibility.