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Researching and writing about children in the context of the armed conflict in Swat Valley, Pakistan

Researching/writing children in the context of the armed conflict in Swat Valley, Pakistan

I have collected data in the form of focus groups and one-on-one interviews with children aged 9-17 in Swat Valley, Pakistan, who lived through a phase of intense armed conflict and violence when the Pakistani Taliban basically set up a counter-regime in Swat from 2007-2009. 681 more words

Who is Malala?

09 October 2012. Swat Valley, Pakistan. Mid afternoon.

A member of the Pakistani Taliban boards a bus and shouts ‘Who is Malala?‘ On identifying the 12 year old girl, he fires three shots from a hand gun. 889 more words

Irish Man In The Middle East

Appropriation of Malala Yousafzai by Bourgeois Media

Isa Abu Jamal, The Two Most Important Things About Malala Yousafzai That Everyone Seems to Ignore, Political Blindspot, 19 October 2013 (link) 252 more words

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

I ordered the book two days after it got released in October 2013. Malala Yousafzai had gotten a number of awards and I had gotten curious. 403 more words


Book Review: I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai

Though I am generally a fan of fiction, I will occasionally give a non-fiction title a go when I feel it has warranted enough public attention, and… 133 more words