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Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Nyeri, Kenya, in 1940. She is the founder of the Green Belt Movement, which, through networks of rural women, has planted 40 million trees across Kenya since 1977. In 2002, she was elected to Kenya’s Parliament in the first free elections in a generation, and in 2003, she was appointed Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources, a post she held until 2007, when she left the government. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate of 2004, Matthai has been honored around the world for her work, including a recent  appointment to the Legion d’Honneur by... Read More

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The Challenge for Africa
Written by Wangari Maathai
Anchor | Trade Paperback | October 2010
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-39028-8 (0-307-39028-4)

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Here Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on these challenges, even as she... Read more






The Challenge for Africa
Written by Wangari Maathai
Pantheon | Hardcover | April 2009
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-37740-1 (0-307-37740-7)

Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on the challenges facing Africa, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves, who, she argues, are culturally deracinated, adrift between worlds.

The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging... Read more






Replenishing the Earth
Written by Wangari Maathai
Doubleday Religion | Trade Paperback | September 2010
$13.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-59114-2 (0-307-59114-X)

An impassioned call to heal the wounds of our planet and ourselves through the tenets of our spiritual traditions, from a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize
 
It is so easy, in our modern world, to feel disconnected from the physical earth. Despite dire warnings and escalating concern over the state... Read more






Unbowed
Written by Wangari Maathai
Anchor | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27520-2 (0-307-27520-5)

In Unbowed, Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people’s environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through... Read more





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