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The Malala Phenomenon

Sakib Ahmad
At the age of just 17 Malala Yousafzai is probably the most famous Pakistani in the world today. This blog is an attempt to unravel the mystery that surrounds Malala. Malala was born on 12/07/1997 to Ziauddin and Toorpekai Yousafzai in Swat, ...

Being Malala by Afiya Shehrbano Zia

Recipients of humanitarian awards often invite controversy. In Pakistan, religious and political identities are valued more than the contributions of such recipients. Malala Yousafzai may have the Nobel Peace Prize, but she remains the target of ...

How to Keep Malala from Being Appropriated

Omid Safi
Malala Yousafzai is the toast of the day. There was a strong campaign to have her receive the Nobel Peace Prize this year, she has been featured on Jon Stewart, and had a private audience with President Obama. The White House tabbed this ...