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Unbowed : a memoir / Wangari Muta Maathai.

Maathai, Wangari. (Author).

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  • 9 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Clinton PL - Clinton B MAATHAI (Text) 36806002036356 BIOGRAPHY 2ND FLOOR Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver 333.72092 MAA (Text) 34304000836972 Adult - Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO MAATHAI (Text) 32826011413341 Adult Biography Available -
Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 921 MAATHAI (Text) 39970000544824 AB Available -
Linton PL - Linton B MAA (Text) 30149000542554 Biography Available -
Milford PL - Milford 92 Maa (Text) 72433000104465 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette 921 MAATHAI, WANGARI (Text) 31951003068993 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Westville-New Durham Twp PL - Westville B MAATHAI (Text) 71462000006961 Biographies Available -
Whiting Public Library 333.72 M112 (Text) 51735011094462 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0307263487
  • Physical Description: xvii, 314 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2006.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Maathai, Wangari.
Tree planters (Persons) > Kenya > Biography.
Green Belt Movement (Society : Kenya)
Women conservationists > Kenya > Biography.
Women politicians > Kenya > Biography.

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