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Title
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Type
Text
Subject
Maathai, Wangari.
Tree planters (Persons)--Kenya--Biography.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Women conservationists--Kenya--Biography.
Women politicians--Kenya--Biography.
Genre Form
autobiographies
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Geographic Coverage
Kenya
Classification
LCC: SB63.M22 A3 2007 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 333.72092 full (Assigner: dlc)
DDC: B full (Assigner: dlc)
Identified By
Lccn: 2009417070
Supplementary Content
Index present
Summary
Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and a single mother of three, recounts her life as a political activist, feminist, and environmentalist in Kenya. Born in a rural village in 1940, she was already an iconoclast as a child, determined to get an education even though most girls were uneducated. We see her become the first woman both in East and Central Africa to earn a PhD and to head a university department in Kenya. We witness her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government; the establishment, in 1977, of the Green Belt Movement, which spread from Kenya across Africa and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages; and how her courage and determination helped transform Kenya's government into the democracy in which she now serves.--From publisher description.
Table Of 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.
Authorized Access Point
Maathai, Wangari. Unbowed