The Resource Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai

Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai

Label
Unbowed : a memoir
Title
Unbowed
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Wangari Muta Maathai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Maathai, Wangari
Dewey number
  • 333.72092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB63.M22
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Maathai, Wangari
  • Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
  • Tree planters (Persons)
  • Women conservationists
  • Women politicians
Label
Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Control code
ocm65341312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 314 p.
Isbn
9780307263483
Lccn
2006044729
Other control number
9780307263483
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai
Publication
Note
Includes index
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
Control code
ocm65341312
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 314 p.
Isbn
9780307263483
Lccn
2006044729
Other control number
9780307263483
Other physical details
ill.

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