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Malala autobiography details shooting horror

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education

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I am Malala: Story of the 16-yr-old who stood against Taliban news

LONDON -- Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai tells of the moment she was shot by the Taliban for campaigning for girls' education in her new autobiography out Tuesday, amid speculation that she may be about to become the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Co-written with British journalist Christina Lamb, “I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban” tells of the 16-year-old's terror as two gunmen boarded her school bus on Oct. 9, 2012 and shot her in the head.

“My friends say he fired three shots, one after another,” she writes.

“By the time we got to the hospital my long hair and Moniba's lap were full of blood.”

The book describes Malala's life under the Taliban's brutal rule in northwest Pakistan's Swat valley in the mid-2000s, hints at her ambition to enter Pakistani politics, and even describes her father's brief flirtation with Islamic fundamentalism as a youngster.

Now living in Britain's second city Birmingham, where she was flown for specialist treatment after the shooting, it also tells of her homesickness and her struggle to adjust to life in England.

A year ago, Malala Yousafzai was a 15-year-old schoolgirl in northwest Pakistan, thinking about calculus and chemistry, Justin Bieber songs and "Twilight" movies.

Today she's the world-famous survivor of a Taliban assassination attempt, an activist for girls' education — and a contender to win the Nobel Peace Prize later this week. [source: chinapost.c]om]

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