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Unbowed : a memoir

Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First Anchor Books editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wangari Maathai
ISBN: 9780307275202 0307275205
OCLC Number: 148836512
Notes: "With a new afterword"--Page 4 of cover.
"Originally published in hardcover in slightly different form in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 2006"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
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 --
Canopy of hope --
Afterword to the Anchor Books edition --
Appendix. Konyeki na ithe, or "Konyeki and his father".
Responsibility: Wangari Muta Maathai.

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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.

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Memories of a childhood spent in the lush highlands of her beloved Kenya, combined with a biologist’s understanding of the natural world, inspired Wangari Maathai to establish the Green Belt Movement. This grassroots movement which mobilized...
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