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Author Maathai, Wangari.

Title Unbowed : a memoir / Wangari Muta Maathai.

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  333.7209676 M112u 2006    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvii, 314 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Beginnings -- Cultivation -- Education and the state of emergency -- American dream -- Independence-Kenya's and my own -- Foresters without diplomas -- Difficult years -- Seeds of change -- Fighting for freedom -- Freedom turns a corner -- Aluta continua: the struggle continues -- Opening the gates of politics -- Rise up and walk.
Summary Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. We witness her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government; the establishment, in 1977, of the Green Belt Movement, which spread from Kenya across Africa and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages; and how her courage and determination helped transform Kenya's government into the democracy in which she now serves.--From publisher description.
Subject Maathai, Wangari.
Tree planters (Persons) -- Kenya -- Biography.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Women conservationists -- Kenya -- Biography.
Women politicians -- Kenya -- Biography.
ISBN 0307263487
Standard No. YDXCP 2418035
NZ1 10751340

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