Source : Times of India
Malala Yousafzai is a household name. Her story has inspired millions worldwide and now the man who raised her, her father Ziauddin, has written a book.
She used to write a blog about her life in Pakistan when young and was an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, especially to education, by the time she was a teenager. However, her opinions gained her enemies and she was shot by the Taliban. Though she survived, she and her whole family currently reside in England as Pakistan might not be safe for them.
She has often told of how her father’s feminist upbringing and social work shaped her and now he has written a book to bring to light his side of the story. He has written a memoir, titled Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey and the Fight for Equality about his life.
He has an interesting life which will surely be fascinating to read. He grew up in a traditional family where his sisters got married while he was still in school but he grew up to run a school for girls. He was an outspoken activist for equality and raised the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
In an interview with the Guardian, he says, “This book tries to cover the bigger picture of my life and the lessons I have learned. I have tried to honestly share them with readers so they can see how this transformation happened for me – from being a member of a patriarchal society to the kind of person I am now”.
Let Her Fly: A Father’s Journey and the Fight for Equality released on November 8, 2018