The Poetry of Hands, 47
Art is the only stair

For Malala

Books_for_malalaEvery girl deserves an education / Oct. 2012

“She was just the girl who wanted to go to school” ~ Mirza Waheed

"She lives in Swat Valley and was there several years ago when the Taliban took control and began burning down girls' schools. The Pakistani army rolled in, in 2009, to retake the area. Malala wrote an anonymous diary, broadcast on the BBC, about life under the Taliban. She advocated education for girls, and defied the militants' ban on this by secretly going to school with her books hidden in her clothes. Her bravery was recognized last year when she was nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize." (NPR, Phillip Reeves)

"On Tuesday afternoon, Taliban militants attacked and seriously injured Malala Yousafzai, a fourteen-year-old campaigner for education for girls in Mingora, a town in Swat Valley, in Pakistan’s North Western Frontier Province. Malala was returning home from school when the men attacked; ..." (New Yorker)

"Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right." ~ Malala Yousafzai


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