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Kamkwamba, William 1987-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 15 languages and 6,198 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Picture books  Documentary films  Biographical films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Feature films  Biographies  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: TJ140.K36, 621.312136092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Kamkwamba
William and the windmill( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on to the the world stage. His fame and success lead him to new opportunities and complex choices about his future, distancing him from the life he once knew"--IMDb
The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
Yu feng nan hai by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il ragazzo che catturò il vento : l'intelligenza e la tenacia di un solo giovane possono illuminare l'intero villaggio by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De windvanger by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van een man uit Malawi, die op veertienjarige leeftijd eigenhandig met afvalmateriaal een windturbine bouwde en zo zijn geboortedorp van energie voorzag
Der Junge, der den Wind einfing : eine afrikanische Heldengeschichte by William Kamkwamba( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes (Jahrgang 1987) aus einem von der Dürre heimgesuchten Dorf in Malawi. Als 14-Jähriger entdeckt er in der Dorfbücherei ein Physikbuch und baut aus Materialien von der Müllkippe ein Windrad zum Betrieb einer elektrischen Wasserpumpe
Le garçon qui dompta le vent : témoignage by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Né en 1987 au Malawi, l'un des pays les plus pauvres d'Afrique, William Kamkwamba aspire dès son plus jeune âge à un autre avenir que celui de son père agriculteur et souhaite étudier les sciences. Mais, en 2001, sa région est frappée par une terrible sécheresse, et William est contraint d'abandonner l'école pour aider sa famille à survivre. L'adolescent refuse malgré tout de renoncer à ses rêves. A l'aide de quelques manuels de sciences poussiéreux, il se lance dans un projet audacieux : construire une éolienne afin d'offrir à sa famille l'électricité, un luxe auquel seuls 2 % de la population malawite ont accès... Le Garçon qui dompta le vent est le récit incroyable d'un jeune autodidacte qui, à force d'ingéniosité et de ténacité, est parvenu à dépasser les obstacles les plus insurmontables afin de construire une vie meilleure pour lui et pour les siens. Une belle leçon d'espoir pour l'avenir de l'Afrique. William Kamkwamba suit les cours du lycée panafricain de Johannesburg, et participe régulièrement à des conférences à l'étranger. Bryan Mealer, coauteur du livre, est un ancien correspondant de guerre pour Associated Press. Il a publié un ouvrage relatant son expérience de reporter en République démocratique du Congo
Kaze o tsukamaeta shōnen : 14sai datta boku wa tatta hitori de fūryoku hatsuden o tsukutta by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--(From WorldCat)
Une éolienne en Afrique by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malawi, petit pays coincé entre Mozambique, Tanzanie et Zambie... William Kamkwamba, 14 ans, aide ses parents aux champs. Dès que le temps le lui permet, il se précipite à la bibliothèque du bourg et découvre le schéma d'une éolienne dans l'un des livres : "Using Energy"
21st century reading: creative thinking and reading with TEDTalks : teacher's guide 2 by Laurie Blass( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st Century Reading is built on TED Talks that help you learn English through fascinating topics, inspiring people and authentic language. The teacher's guide includes: practical guidance for delivering effective reading lessons ; useful tips for incorporating TED Talks in class ; annotated TED Talk scripts with cultural and language notes
O chłopcu, który ujarzmił wiatr by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El chico que puso hélices al viento by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rüzgarı dizginleyen çocuk by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--
Kaze o tsukamaeta uiriamu by Elizabeth Zunon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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1 edition published in 2009 in Thai and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How I built my family a windmill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book
William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life
 
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Yu feng nan hai
Alternative Names
William Kamkwamba inventore e scrittore malawiano

William Kamkwamba malawischer Student und Mechaniker

William Kamkwamba malawisk författare och uppfinnare

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og opfinder

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinnar

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinner

William Kamkwamba uitvinder uit Malawi

ويليام كامكوامبا، 1987-

캄쾀바, 윌리엄 1987-

ウィリアム・カムクワンバ

カムクワンバ, ウィリアム

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Yu feng nan haiThe boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hopeParam ŭl kildŭrin p'ungch'a sonyŏn : yŏlle sal K'amk'wamba, Ap'ŭrik'a e hŭimang ŭi pul ŭl k'yŏdaYu feng nan hai