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Unbowed: A Memoir (Vintage)

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ISBN13: 9780307275202
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In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor peoples environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through run-ins with the Kenyan government and personal losses, and jailed and beaten on numerous occasions, Maathai continued to fight tirelessly to save Kenyas forests and to restore democracy to her beloved country. Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathais remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come.

About the Author

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya, in 1940. She is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which, through networks of rural women, has planted over 30 million trees across Kenya since 1977. In 2002, she was elected to Kenya's Parliament in the first free elections in a generation, and in 2003, she was appointed Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2004, she has three grown children and lives and works in Nairobi.

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Antoinette DeMotta, May 7, 2009 (view all comments by Antoinette DeMotta)
I highly recommend Wangari Maathai's memoir. Reading about her life is inspiring, and the work reads like a novel, not like a timeline. Her passion to help women in her country, to aid the environment by planting trees and to stand up against crooked politicians--even when her life was at risk--is incredible.
When I finished this book, I was inspired to plant trees! More than anything I was amazed at how much one person can help in such a profound way.

This is a great gift for yourself, or someone you know who is interested in helping to save the environment.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275202
Author:
Maathai, Wangari
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Maathai, Wangari Muta
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Naturalists, Gardeners, Environmentalists
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Women politicians
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Maathai, Wangari
Subject:
Tree planters (Persons) - Kenya
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
memoir;kenya;africa;environment;biography;autobiography;non-fiction;women;green belt movement;environmentalism;politics;activism;ecology;nobel peace prize;trees;reforestation;peace;women s rights;conservation;women s studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 PP. BandW
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.85 in 0.83 lb

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