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Unbowed

Author : Wangari Maathai
ISBN : 0307492338
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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 people’s 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 Kenya’s forests and to restore democracy to her beloved country. Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai’s remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Unbowed

Author : Andy Hopkins
ISBN : 1408263939
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Born in the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya in 1940, Maathai grew up in a close-knit Kikuyu community where food, fresh water and fuel were plentiful. As postwar colonialism brought with it European crops and farming methods, the environmental balance was disrupted. This title talks about one womans struggle to save the trees.

Unbowed

Author : Wangari Maathai
ISBN : 1408263823
Genre : Conservationists
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Born in the Kenyan Highlands, Wangari Maathai never lost her connection with the land. She started the Green Belt Movement, which planted trees where forests were being destroyed. Maathai became an elected politician and this is her story.

Unbowed

Author : Wangari Maathai
ISBN : 0434016314
Genre : Tree planters (Persons)
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One womans struggle to save the trees Born in the foothills of the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya in 1940, Wangari Maathai grew up in a close-knit Kikuyu community where food, fresh water and fuel were plentiful. Her family were farmers and she grew up surrounded by woods in which trees offered shelter and fuel while also fostering springs and streams and local agriculture. As postwar colonialism brought with it European crops and farming methods, missionaries and white settlers, the enviromental balance that the old way of life had ensured was disrupted as forests were cleared to make way for settler farms and cash crops. Wangari was sent to a local mission school and was eventually able to continue her studies in the USA as part of the Kennedy airlift. She returned to Nairobi and studied for a PhD, the first woman in East and Central Africa to do so, and then became head of the veterinary medicine faculty there - the first woman to achieve that too. Meanwhile Kenya endured the profoundly corrupt regime of Daniel arap Moi. Land was given away, natural resources plundered and the fragile ecological balance of many different habitats was destroyed as land that had been historically put to one use was put to another.. Extreme poverty and hunger for very many Kenyans followed, and Wangari, as she visited the areas of her country that she had known as a child, was struck by the absence of trees. She realised that if women planted trees the soil would stay, rain would sink into the earth and replenish the water table, biodiversity would be sustained, there would be material for fuel and fencing and therefore the people living on the land would be better off. From this re4alisation emerged one of the great influences for environmental and social change of our time, the Green Belt Movement. This is an extraordinary story, spanning different worlds and changing times, and revealing what the courage, determination, tenacity and humour of one good woman can achieve; how as small a thing as planting a seedling and watering it can made all the difference in the world.

The Challenge For Africa

Author : Wangari Maathai
ISBN : 9780307378095
Genre : Political Science
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In this groundbreaking work, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement offers a new perspective on the troubles facing Africa today. Too often these challenges are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Wangari Maathai, the author of Unbowed, sees things differently, and here she argues for a moral revolution among Africans themselves. Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.

The Green Belt Movement

Author : Wangari Maathai
ISBN : 159056040X
Genre : Nature
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[This book] is the story of the Green Belt Movement in Wangari Maathai's own words. It reveals the struggles and the structure of this extraordinary effort to reforest a vast region and free a people. [This] is the inspiring story of people working at the grassroots level to improve their environment and their country. Their story offers ideas about a new and hopeful future for Africa and the rest of the world.-Back cover.

Unbowed A Memoir

Author : Wangari Muta Maathai
ISBN : 1606861735
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Hugely charismatic, humble, and possessed of preternatural luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya.

Broken But Unbowed

Author : Greg Abbott
ISBN : 9781501144899
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"The Republican governor of Texas describes the devastating accident that caused his paralysis, his achievements as Texas' longest-serving attorney general and his bold plan to restore America to international prominence through Constitutional improvements and leadership,"--NoveList.

This Child Will Be Great

Author : Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
ISBN : 9780061868085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson in courage and perseverance.” —Washington Post From Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa’s first elected female president—comes an inspirational memoir about her improbable rise to international prominence, her fight for political freedom, and her unwavering determination to rebuild Liberia in the wake of civil war.

Immortal Bird

Author : Doron Weber
ISBN : 9781451618075
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The father of the young actor best known for his performances in "Deadwood" describes his son's congenital heart defect, the young man's theatrical achievements, and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

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