Unbowed

Unbowed

A Memoir

Book - 2007
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement and her role in the transformation of Kenya's government.

Baker
& Taylor

The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing her determination to receive an education despite the odds, her confrontations with the brutal Moi government, the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement, her role in the transformation of Kenya's government, and her hope for the future. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
ISBN: 9780307275202
0307275205
Branch Call Number: Biography M112m, 2007
Characteristics: xvii, 326 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm

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Mar 18, 2017

This is a memoir from an incredible African woman who won the Nobel Prize for her environmental and human rights work in Kenya. Wangari Maathai is an incredibly brave, forward thinking woman who dedicated her life to The Green Belt Movement in Kenya. There is much to be admired in her story a great deal to learn as well. This was interesting and highly readable. Recommended to those who enjoy reading about inspiring lives.

emily8 Mar 21, 2014

Wow - Recommended!

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Incarnadine
Dec 20, 2013

Such an interesting and compassionate book! Here you find both common sense and profound insights. Wangari Maathai was not only an amazing human rights and environmental activist, she held a PhD in science, and wrote an inspiring and readable memoir!

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