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Unbowed : a memoir

Author: Wangari Maathai
Publisher: London : Arrow, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Born in a rural Kenyan village in 1940, Wangari Maathai was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most African girls then were uneducated.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Wangari Maathai; Wangari Maathai
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wangari Maathai
ISBN: 9780099493099 0099493098
OCLC Number: 779528811
Notes: Originally published in Great Britain in 2007 by William Heineman.
Includes index.
Description: xvii, 314 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 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 for Freedom --
Freedom turns a corner --
Aluta continua: the struggle continues --
Opening the gates of politics --
Rise up and walk --
Epilogue: canopy of hope --
Appendix: Konyeki na ithe, or "Konyeki and his father."
Responsibility: Wangari Muta Maathai.

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