Malala to pen her memoir on her struggle, seals book deal

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London, March 28: She is not only a symbol of resistance against Taliban rule, but a brave person who fought against all odds to help bring education to poor and deprived Muslim girls in Pakistan.

Today, 15-year-old Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousufzai is an icon for all who believes in education for girls. Her struggle to provide education to the poor girls of terror-infected Pakistan will be turned into a book. Malala is all set to pen her memoir. The book will be titled "I am Malala".

The book is likely to be published this autumn.

The Guardian reported the deal was inked for around $3 million, though a spokesman for the publisher, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, would not confirm reports about the value of the deal.

"I want to tell my story, but it will also be the story of 61 million children who can't get education," Yousafzai said in a news release. "I want it to be part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school. It is their basic right."

After her "miraculous recovery", Malala has recently re-joined a school in Britian.

The 15-year-old education activist Malala defied the diktat of the Taliban in Pakistan's serene and picturesque town of Mingora in the Swat valley and campaigned for education rights for girls. Because of her work to promote girls' education, Taliban attempted to assassinate the teenager.

Malala was shot in the head and neck by the Taliban for demanding education for women in her home country on October 9, 2012.

Taliban wanted to kill her, as Malala was promoting education and women's rights in the Swat Valley. In Swat Valley, Taliban holds control and banned girls from attending school. Malala was shot by Taliban militants while she was coming back in her school bus.

Her condition was critical and remained in unconscious state after the attack. Later on she was sent to a hospital in the United Kingdom for intensive rehabilitation.

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