the Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is working on a new book of memorieswill be the latest post from the young Pakistani activist known for her advocacy for girls’ education and for surviving a Taliban assassination attempt as a teenager.
Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced the book of memories on Monday. It currently has no title and no scheduled publication date.
Yousafzai’s previous works include the bestseller “I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Standup for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban.” the Taliban”), published in 2013, a year before he won the Nobel Peace Prize at age 17. Malala has since graduated from Oxford University and married Asser Malik, an executive with the Pakistan Cricket Board. Her production company, Extracurricular, has a deal with Apple TV+ for a wide range of film and television projects.
“The last few years of my life have been marked by extraordinary transformation and all the heartbreak and joy that comes with growing up,” Yousafzai, 25, said in a statement issued by Atria. “This is my book most personal yet, and I hope readers will find recognition, reassurance, and reflection in my story.”
Atria rated the new book as an “impressive story of recovery and search for identity, a candid exploration of her coming of age in the public spotlight, and an intimate look at her life today.” Editions of illustrated books and for young readers are also planned.
Yousafzai was targeted by the Taliban for opposing the group’s regressive interpretation of Islam, which limits girls’ access to education. She was shot as she was coming home from school in Pakistan’s Swat Valley in 2012.
The TTP, or Pakistani Taliban, is independent of the Afghan Taliban but a close ally, and the group’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 emboldened the TTP, which shares the group’s ideology.