Malala to start book club in October

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Islamabad– Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is set to begin a book club, which will comprise underrated titles by marginalised voices, a media report said on Wednesday.

For her book club, Malala is collaborating Literati, an Texas-based children’s book club and subscription service, the Dawn news report said.

Besides Malala, Literati has also enlisted American professional basketball player Stephen Curry, journalists Susan Orlean, British business magnate Richard Branson and the Joseph Campbell Foundation to head up their own curated book clubs.

“Sign up to join me and together we’ll explore books from new voices and prominent writers — women with bold ideas and storytellers who show the world from their unique perspective,” she wrote on Instagram.

In a recent Glamour magazine interview, Yousafzai revealed what she was currently reading.

“I started the book ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge, and I finished ‘Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas’,” she had said.

“Malala has always been a perfect choice for us obviously just because she is so aspirational,” Dawn news quoted Literati’s CEO and founder Jessica Ewi as saying.

“She’s just admired by so many people. And she’s just a fanatic reader… in love with books, she feels at home with education.”

Malala has named her book club “Fearless”. (IANS)


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