"Madam Maryam and my father worked with us on essays and speeches in which we expressed our feelings about the talibans campaign to destroy the girls school and about now much our school meant to us." (70)
"We are afraid of no one, and we will continue our education. This is our dream." (71)
This is us standing up for our rights.
This is the peace assembly, we are filming. Share how you feel to tell the world.
"What I didn't know was that my words would reach many ears. Some in distant parts of the world. Some right in Swat, in taliban strongholds." (83)
I will miss this school and all my friends.
The camera man has come with me to film our last day of school.
"They cannot stop me. I will get my education. If it is in home, school or anyplace. This is our request to the world-save our pakistan, save our Swat." (83)
"Sharia meant all aspects of life-from property disputes to personal hygiene- would be dictated by religious judges" (90)
"The people of Mingora were firing guns into the air to celebrate a peace treaty. The government had agreed to impose Sharia if the taliban would stop fighting." (90)
Although the fighting is over all parts of our life will be controlled by the taliban.
Life will never be the same as it was and it will be alot more strict.