“…There are two powers in the world: that of the sword and that of the pen. But  there is a third, stronger than both, and it is that of the women”…

Malala Yousafzai is a young woman from Pakistan. She was born on July 12th 1997.

 On October 9th 2012, Malala was shot in the head by a masked gunman, she survived and currently she lives in the UK.

She is the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, known for her commitment to the affirmation of civil rights and the right to education.

Today Malala is the universal symbol of women fighting for the right to culture and knowledge.

Her book is the true and compelling story of her courageous life, a hymn to tolerance and the right to education of all the children of the world, the passionate story, a voice capable of changing the world.

It’s twelve o’clock on October 9th, school has just finished, Malala and her friends are on the old bus that takes her home. Suddenly a man gets on board and fires three bullets, hitting her in the face and leaving her dying. Malala is just 15 years old, but for the Taliban she is guilty of having shouted to the world from an early age her desire to read and study. For this she must die. But Malala doesn’t die, her miraculous recovery will be the beginning of an extraordinary journey from the remote valley where she was born to the United Nations General Assembly.



Federico Lo Cascio


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