Let Her Fly

Author: Ziauddin Yousafzai,Louise Carpenter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 075355299X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 7901


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.

Let Her Fly

Author: Ziauddin Yousafzai

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316450492

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 3634


Let Her Fly traces the inspirational journey of Malala Yousafzai's father, Ziauddin, from a boy in Shangla to a man who broke with tradition and proves there are many faces of feminism. With humor and sincerity, Yousafzai describes his life before the Talibanization of Mingora, scenes of his sons Khusal and Atal fighting kites on the roof, his progressive partnership with his wife Toor Pekai, and the challenge of raising children in an unfamiliar country. After Malala was shot by the Taliban, the Yousafzai family was completely uprooted from their home in the Swat Valley and forced to start over in the United Kingdom. Now, Ziauddin expresses the complex pain and joy of his return, six years later, to the site of Malala's attack. Let Her Fly is an intimate family portrait by the father of one of the most remarkable leaders in the world today. Ziauddin and Toor Pakai have set a singular example for parents who hope to empower their children to make a difference. Let Her Fly will resonate with anyone who has ever cared for a child, as Ziauddin Yousafzai shares what he's learned from his children, 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: 4958


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...

Let Them Fly : My Tryst With Kids

Author: Nisha Peshin

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9392834187

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 192

View: 8943


Raising a child is a tough job. The job has two major components, parenting and teaching. It is an onerous task and the two communities in the forefront of it are the parents and teachers. The efforts of the two groups run complementary to each other, as both are well-wishers of children and share a common objective.There is, therefore, need for a strong partnership between the two communities.They have to share each other’s stories and concerns about the child. Let Them Fly has 25 stories, each based on true-life experiences about raising a child and attending to its psychological and academic needs in the contemporary social and scholastic milieu.The book contains no abstract theories but actual case studies.This makes it a unique presentation.The stories are drawn from a diverse set of geographies and social strata.The experiences shared in this book are from sleepy rural centres, as also from boisterous metros.Yet, typical of a parent or teacher from any background, their concerns could be the same.The stories are written in simple and easy language.The book does not nit-pick either the teachers or parents, but brings out the sensitivity on issues about growing up. Each story ends with a conclusion, suggesting a more appropriate alternate course.

Funny Things Happen to Preachers and Their Friends

Author: Paul Gordon

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662576

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 3745


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: 1991


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: Standard Publishing

ISBN: 0784723184

Category: Religion

Page: 222

View: 508


In Jesus' day, eating with someone acknowledged that person as an equal. "Eats with Sinners" introduces a biblical model for sharing Christ-building relationships like Jesus did, one meal or cup of coffee at a time. (Practical Life)