Book ReviewVolume 13 Issue # 23

What Love Teaches Me

For over twenty years, Ziauddin Yousafzai has been fighting for equality – first for Malala, his daugh-ter – and then for all girls throughout the world living in patriarchal soci-eties. Taught as a young boy in Pak-istan to believe that he was inherently better than his sisters, Zi-auddin rebelled against inequality at a young age. And when he had a daughter himself he vowed that Malala would have an education, something usually only given to boys, and he founded a school that Malala could attend.

Then in 2012, Malala was shot for standing up to the Taliban by contin-uing to go to her father’s school, and Ziauddin almost lost the very per-son for whom his fight for equality began. What Love Teaches Me is Ziauddin’s journey from a stammering boy growing up in a tiny village high in the mountains of Pakistan, through to being an activist for equal-ity and the father of the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, and now one of the most influential and inspiring young women on the planet.