Unbowed: A Memoir

TitleUnbowed: A Memoir
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMaathai, Wangari
Number of Pages314
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
City, CountryNew York
Abstract

Maathai, the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize, 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 lead a university department in Kenya. We witness her numerous run-ins with the brutal Moi government and how her courage and determination helped transform Kenya's government into the democracy in which she now serves [WorldCat.]

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