Pakistani education activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is all set to start her own book club, which will comprise underrated titles by marginalised voices.
The Noble Prize winner is joining forces with a subscription book club, Literati to start her very own book club. Although she graduated in the mid of Covid pandemic but Malala always keeps herself busy.
This startup was previously only focused on the books of children and enlisted Stephen Curry, Susan Orlean, Richard Branson, the Joseph Campbell Foundation, and of course Yousafzai to head up their own curated book clubs. But, she named herself fearless so she is choosing underrated books by marginalized voices.
On 19th August, she took to Instagram and posted, “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 recently revealed in an interview, “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.”
For this, Literati CEO and founder Jessica Ewi told Forbes, “Malala has always been a perfect choice for us obviously just because she is so aspirational”.
Underrated Titles by Marginalised Voices will be the theme of Malala book club
“She’s just admired by so many people. And she’s just a fanatic reader. Fanatic reader, in love with books, she feels at home with education. We just knew this is someone who cares deeply about books and deeply about reading. For our brand, she is the perfect mind in the middle between our kids’ brand our luminary brand. So she’s been really wonderful to work with.”
The book club platform will launch next month, it worth costs $24.95 per month. Members are posted a print copy of whichever book the head of the club has picked. They’ll also get limited release access to Literati’s iOS app, a social platform for members to discuss each book, which is currently in beta.