Unbowed: A Memoir

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

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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