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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
Summary
The recipient of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize describes her life as a feminist, political activist, and environmentalist in Kenya, detailing her determination to receive an education despite the odds, her confrontations with the brutal Moi government, the 1977 establishment of the Green Belt Movement, her role in the transformation of Kenya's government, and her hope for the future
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Nonfiction, 2007.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
163343
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 333.72092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
SB63.M22
LC item number
A3 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
5460495
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307263483
Lccn
2006044729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307263483
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65341312
  • (Sirsi) i9780307263483
Label
Unbowed : a memoir, Wangari Muta Maathai
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
5460495
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307263483
Lccn
2006044729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307263483
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm65341312
  • (Sirsi) i9780307263483

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