London: Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl shot on head by Taliban in Swat valley of the country, has signed a deal of worth £2 million pounds (around Rs298 million) to publish book on her life.
The book titled “I am Malala” will contain Malala’s memories, her work for education and Taliban’s threats to her, a report said.
Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson says it will release “I am Malala” in Britain this fall. Little, Brown will publish it in the United States.
A Taliban gunman shot Malala on Oct. 9, while she was on her way home from school in northwestern Pakistan. The militant group said it targeted her because she promoted “Western thinking” and criticized the Taliban’s behavior.
She spent several months in a British hospital, but was released last month and has returned to school in Britain.
Malala said in a statement Wednesday that she hoped telling her story would be “part of the campaign to give every boy and girl the right to go to school.”