” I am Malala ” written by Malala Yousufzai and Christina Lamp.
Malala mentions; “Women in the village hid their faces whenever they left their purdah quarters and could not meet or speak to men who were not their close relatives. I wore more fashionable clothes and didn’t cover my face even when I became a teenager. One of my male cousins was angry and asked my father, ‘ Why isn’t she covered ?’ He replied, ‘She’s my daughter. Look after your own affairs.’
Further, She clarified her form of Islam by saying ” Wearing a burqa is like walking inside big fabric shuttlecock with only a grille to see through and on hot days it’s like an oven. At least I didn’t have to wear one”