Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, Wangari Maathai has been fighting for environmental responsibility and democracy in her native Kenya for over 35 years. Unbowed recounts the incredible journey that culminated in her appointment to Parliament in 2002.Despite repeated jailings, beatings, and other obstacles along the way, Maathai created the Green Belt Movement and never relented in her goal to bring democracy to Kenya.More
"Wangari Maathai's memoir is direct, honest, and beautifully written - a gripping account of modern Africa's trials and triumphs, a universal story of courage, persistence, and success against great odds in a noble cause." (Bill Clinton)
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Amazing story of this woman, but missing something
Mississippi State's Freshman "READ"
Didn't "read" a hard copy (I love my Kindle and listening to books), but the clearly female African voice made the book that much more conversational.
As noted above, the realism of the reader's voice makes the story much more personal.