A young girl, the same age as Malala, who lives in Malala’s community. Safina unknowingly plays an important part in Malala’s moral development: when Malala suspects that Safina has stolen her toy telephone, Malala develops a bad habit of stealing. She’s later punished for her thefts, and feels so guilty about them that she resolves to be a moral person for the rest of her life.
Safina Character Timeline in I Am Malala
The timeline below shows where the character Safina appears in I Am Malala. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5: Why I Don’t Wear Earrings and Pashtuns Don’t Say Thank You
...moved to a different house, and she befriended a girl in her new neighborhood named Safina. One day, Malala discovered that her toy telephone had gone missing, and she suspected Safina... (full context)