Nobel laureate Malala announces writing her “most personal” memoir.
Ten years after the publication of I Am Malala, the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai has revealed plans for a new book. The book does not yet have a title. The 25-year-old posted the announcement on social media.
I’m thrilled to let you know that I’m hard at work on my upcoming book. On social media, the activist wrote. “My life has undergone incredible change over the past few years, as I’ve discovered freedom, a partner, and eventually myself. I’m excited for you to read this book because it will be my most personal to yet.
I am overjoyed to announce that I am working on my next book! The last few years of my life have been marked by extraordinary transformation — finding independence, partnership and, ultimately, myself. https://t.co/oQuZTglfgl
— Malala Yousafzai (@Malala) April 17, 2023
“This October will mark ten years since I Am Malala was published, shortly after my sixteenth birthday,” she continued. I can’t wait to take the next step in my journey and discuss what has subsequently happened.
Malala has experienced a few events that have changed her life in the previous ten years. She now works actively to promote girls’ education while also entering into the manufacturing sector. Malala and Apple Inc. collaborated to create many dramas in 2021. She secured a contract for three films last year, according to Variety.
The famed “haenyeo” culture of fisherwomen who reside on South Korea’s Jeju Island is the subject of a feature documentary that her production firm Extracurricular is working on in collaboration with the independent studio A24. Additionally, she joined the team as an executive producer for the two Oscar-nominated movies Joyland and Stranger at the Gate.
The memoir was revealed on Monday by the Simon & Schuster imprint Atria Books. There is no set release date and no title at this time. The newly released book is described by Atria as a “breathtaking 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 for young readers and picture books are also being considered.