Let Her Fly

Author: Ziauddin Yousafzai,Louise Carpenter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075355299X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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In this intimate and extraordinary memoir, Ziauddin Yousafzai, the father of Malala, gives a moving account of fatherhood and his lifelong fight for equality – proving there are many faces of feminism. “Whenever anybody has asked me how Malala became who she is, I have often used the phrase. ‘Ask me not what I did but what I did not do. I did not clip her wings’” For over twenty years, Ziauddin Yousafzai has been fighting for equality – first for Malala, his daughter – and then for all girls throughout the world living in patriarchal societies. Taught as a young boy in Pakistan to believe that he was inherently better than his sisters, Ziauddin rebelled against inequality at a young age. And when he had a daughter himself he vowed that Malala would have an education, something usually only given to boys, and he founded a school that Malala could attend. Then in 2012, Malala was shot for standing up to the Taliban by continuing to go to her father's school, and Ziauddin almost lost the very person for whom his fight for equality began. Let Her Fly is Ziauddin’s journey from a stammering boy growing up in a tiny village high in the mountains of Pakistan, through to being an activist for equality and the father of the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and now one of the most influential and inspiring young women on the planet. Told through intimate portraits of each of Ziauddin’s closest relationships – as a son to a traditional father; as a father to Malala and her brothers, educated and growing up in the West; as a husband to a wife finally learning to read and write; as a brother to five sisters still living in the patriarchy – Let Her Fly looks at what it means to love, to have courage and fight for what is inherently right. Personal in its detail and universal in its themes, this landmark book shows why we must all keep fighting for the rights of girls and women everywhere.

What Love Teaches Me

Author: Ziauddin Yousafzai

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316450508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 2299


" I come from a country where women have served me all my life. I come from a family in which my gender made me special. But I did not want to be special for this reason." Since her miraculous recovery from a bullet fired by the Taliban in 2012, Malala Yousafzai has spoken across the globe on behalf of women everywhere who are fighting for a right to education. Her mother Toor Pekai, calls this Malala's "second life." Malala has address the United Nations assembly on numerous occasions and, at sixteen, became the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, Malala studies politics and economics at the world-famous Oxford University in England. Sometimes, for a parent, a moment of true beauty, of marveling 'how can this extraordinary child be mine?!' finds its home in the seemingly most inconsequential of things. For Ziauddin Yousafzai, this moment occurred when Malala was served tea by the male principal of Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford. All his life, Ziauddin had been taught that only women served tea and were meant to remain in the kitchen while the men drank. Now, their roles had changed. This moment at Oxford was so natural, so normal and therefore more beautiful to Ziauddin than any audience Malala might have had with a queen or a president. It proved what he wanted to believe: when you stand for a change, that change comes. WHAT LOVE TEACHES ME is an intimate confession by the father of one of our time's most remarkable leaders. Ziauddin shares what he's learned from Malala, and what he hopes to teach the world.

Letting Them Fly Home

Author: Kristina DesJardins

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1257722204

Category: Pets

Page: N.A

View: 7498


This book was written as not only a memoir so to speak to show respect for our beloved cat who has passed onward, but as a guide as well-- a guide that has analogies, phrases, experiences, decision making processes, grief counseling and an overall pace to help the reader who will be going through a very similar situation or has gone through it. It is of course available to those who do not have a animal passing but are in need of pre-notice of what it will be like and why they should not skip out on the chance at love. It gives a diff. ex. of their passing...

Funny Things Happen to Preachers and Their Friends

Author: Paul Gordon

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662576

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 947


Humor is one of the joys that God has given to take the edge off of the harshness that can come in this life. Most of the stories in this book come from the life experiences of the preachers in the authors family, his father, brothers, and the author, himself. (Practical Life)

Montana's Top Bananas

Author: Ricardo L García

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059579632X

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 4466


Nine professors and a graduate student tell 35-tales in rhymed verse as they drive a van to a conference from the University of Montana to San Francisco, wedging in one ode to an earthworm, five other poems, and singing two original songs. In the spirit and style of Geoffrey Chaucer's “Canterbury Tales,” they embark on a pilgrimage to reap knowledge at the Holy Grail of computer technology in Silicon Valley with one simple rule: "you can speak at any time so long as you speak in rhyme." The themes of the tales are as diverse as the group of reluctant pilgrims, professors Virgil Vulgate, Smokey Cloud, Inger Johnson, Lupe de Vega, Lolo Sandec, T. Osprey Munsch, Tommy Tornado, Lawrence Carrow, Buster White, and graduate student Jose Roberto, "Bob".

Eats with Sinners

Author: Arron Chambers

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1631467832

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 9634


If you want to follow Jesus on the incredible journey of sharing Him while sharing life with others, it’s time to eat with sinners—people just like you . . . and me. As long as people have been sharing their faith, there have been critics. Even Jesus dealt with naysayers as He spread His gospel: “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them” (Luke 15:2, NIV). Sometimes we worry about our reputation when we spend time with non-Christians. But more than that, we worry about the time we spend with non-Christians: Will we understand each other? Will I offend them? Will they offend me? How long will it take before this relationship falls apart? Every meal Jesus ate, He ate with sinners. And over food and drink, through stories and insights and observations and conversations, people let their guards down, and sinners came to know the love of God and the hope of salvation. Now revised and updated, Eats with Sinners helps you to let your guard down so the love of God can get out across the table to your non-Christian friends. Note: This book was originally published by Standard Publishing in November 2009 (ISBN 0784723184). The NavPress version does not include recipes!

Sin City

Author: Wendy Perriam

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447222695

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

View: 9480


Hundreds of hopefuls enter competitions, few expect to win – not even Carole Joseph, who has entered the same contest 63 times, under a variety of names, and is astounded by her prize of a holiday for two in glitzy Las Vegas. The winning name she ‘borrowed’ is that of Norah Toomey, a middle-aged psychiatric patient – not exactly the ideal travelling companion for a lively 18-year-old out for kicks. The two depart together, and a surprising bond of affection and dependence develops between the unlikely pair: impulsive Carole with her seesaw moods and explosive sexuality egging on the shy, unworldly Norah, whose only break to date from a lifetime in institutions has been the annual hospital day-trip to Littlehampton. But Las Vegas isn’t Littlehampton, as these two innocents discover to their cost, as they are plunged into a lurid world of strippers and gamblers, brothels and crime. Sin City, on the surface, is a fairy-tale come (almost) true, a Disneyland for grown-ups, but beneath the neon rainbows lies not a crock of gold, but danger and delusion. Carole chases romance as well as Lady Luck, changing names to match the men she meets; lands up in a whorehouse in the desert. Norah, holy fool, finds total freedom more threatening than total constraint. Her muddled perception of the non-stop noise and neon, the garish merry-go-round, which won’t stop and let her off, is both hilarious and moving. For both women, Las Vegas is a watershed, a crisis-point. ‘One of the most interesting novelists of her generation. Intelligent and accessible . . .’ Sunday Telegraph ‘A writer of authority and skill, with a wicked ear for conversational quirks.’ Sunday Times