I Am Malala

Chapter 1: A Daughter is born

Malala explains "when I was born, people in our village commiserated with my mother and nobody congratulated my father". Why do you think this was?

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The birth of a girl is considered a gloomy day. A daughter's role in life is to prepare food and have children..... nothing more. Whereas, the birth of a son os celebrated. Malala says that her father didn't care that she was a girl..... he fell in love with her at first sight. He even went so far as to request that friends throw dried fruits, sweets, and coins into her cradle..... something usually only done for boys.


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