I Am Malala Analysis

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Introduction The book I am Malala is an autobiography of the seventeen year old girl Malala Yousafzai written combined with Christina Lamb. She is known as a girl whose indirect approach to politics without a party became a voice of force to gain rights and eradicate suppression from the worlds view. The book is the inner account of an ordinary girl brought up under extraordinarily extreme conditions. The political aspects portrayed in the book I am Malala are in synchronization with the personal life of Malala. Her political background that sets in with the discourse to the readers gives a crystal clear image of her history and thereby the history of the country she represents. Gender biasing in favor of men has been highlighted in the book,…show more content…
This in itself shows the absurdity of biased thought for gender in favor of men especially in the 21st century. “I was a girl in a land where rifles were fired in celebration of a son, while daughters are hidden away behind a curtain, their role in life simply to prepare food and give birth to children” she continues, thereby emphasizing her point as to the socio-political areas of the country she lived in. Women are birds locked in a golden cage and often the punch bags of the opposite sex. This is not a general view except in places where the rate of literacy is below 50 percent and where the cultural background hinders the growth of women. It is seen that her mother’s life resembles the lives of women who are brought up with no role models which is why despite being given the option to study, she chose to stay back and play, viewing life without importance for education. “Pakistan doesn’t have student loans.” The statement is living proof that the country spends $2.2 billion on nuclear forces and yet is incapable of spending a penny on education aspirants. Writers like Kamala Markandaya depict how traditionally, women were kept illiterate deliberately so that they can spend their entire lives in the service of their family. This tradition is being carried out in countries where no one ever dares to believe that freedom is their

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