Malala Yousafzai, Life Narrative and the Collaborative Archive

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    This article looks at the numerous life narrative texts authored by and written about the Pakistani youth activist Malala Yousafzai. I consider the ways in which Malala’s archive of collaborative life narrative texts, which represent a progressive narrative that explicitly addresses critiques made about Malala as it proceeds, makes visible moments of resistance. Malala has crafted a speaking position that utilises the ideologies and cultural constructions of childhood and youth–particularly as citizens and representatives of a nation’s future–to become a voice of educational reform.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-311
    Number of pages15
    JournalLife Writing
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2017


    • collaborative archive
    • life narrative and activism
    • Malala Yousafzai
    • youth writing


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