Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai shows off her magic tricks to Stephen Colbert

A documentary-film about the activist's life so far will be released next month

Olivia Blair
Sunday 27 September 2015 16:31 BST
Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014
Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

As well as being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and global education activist at the age of 18, Malala Yousafzai has shown she's also quite a good magician.

Malala displayed her skills, while performing a card trick on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The chat show host was visibly impressed as Malala pretended to guess his chosen card incorrectly, before it became clear she knew exactly what she was doing.

Malala was shot in the head, at 15-years-old, by a Taliban gunman in the Swat Valley region of her native country Pakistan, while on a school bus in 2012.

Prior to the shooting, she campaigned for equal education opportunities for girls, writing an anonymous blog for the BBC, detailing life as a schoolgirl under Taliban rule.

Since the shooting, Malala - along with with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, co-founded the Malala Fund, which aims to empower girls through education.

A documentary-film, He Named Me Malala, is being released next month.

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