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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (194 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wangari Maathai Narrator: Chinasa Ogbuagu Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781440718182
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Nobel Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai has campaigned for environmental activism in Africa for more than three decades. In The Challenge for Africa, Maathai delivers an insightful call to action, presenting a realistic look at the diverse problems facing Africans. Maathai’s ability to dissect cultural problems and pose solutions individuals can follow has made her one of the most respected women in Africa today. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwesi Brookins | 2/17/2014

    " A thoughtful meditation on where Africa stands and what needs to happen to accelerate development. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Remco Jansen | 12/6/2013

    " Could have been a little more concise. Interesting read nevertheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/26/2013

    " Wished I had this prior to the peace corps, especially the first half of the book's summary of Africa's colonial history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 6/14/2013

    " Essential for anyone trying to understand Africa past present and future "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerihurd | 6/12/2013

    " Media depictions of Africa focus on poverty, violence and desperation. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maathai presents a different vision, analyzing the problems and describing what Africans need to do for themselves. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra Washburn | 1/30/2013

    " this book is a must-read for anyone considering working in Africa "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franklin Parker | 11/8/2012

    " A well researched book that explores many dimensions of issues that need to be addressed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gabriela | 10/17/2012

    " Interesting but not presenting anything really new. At least for me. It may be inspiring and has a comprehensive approach to Africa's problems and challenges. It's a good starting point if you are interested about this issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Travis | 8/7/2012

    " "Decent. Not as concise as I'd like, but some interesting stuff" "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 6/22/2012

    " nothing that anyone has ever taken a survey course in community development doesn't already know. this should have been titled: the idiot's guide to basic community planning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie Street | 9/14/2011

    " Although I think Maathai is a little too easy on the influence that the Chinese are having on Africa today, generally she is spot on with her observations and prescriptions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah | 4/15/2011

    " nothing that anyone has ever taken a survey course in community development doesn't already know. this should have been titled: the idiot's guide to basic community planning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 1/26/2011

    " this book is a must-read for anyone considering working in Africa "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kwesi | 10/15/2010

    " A thoughtful meditation on where Africa stands and what needs to happen to accelerate development. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 9/8/2010

    " Although I think Maathai is a little too easy on the influence that the Chinese are having on Africa today, generally she is spot on with her observations and prescriptions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Franklin | 6/1/2010

    " A well researched book that explores many dimensions of issues that need to be addressed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerihurd | 9/24/2009

    " Media depictions of Africa focus on poverty, violence and desperation. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maathai presents a different vision, analyzing the problems and describing what Africans need to do for themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulo | 6/4/2009

    " Wished I had this prior to the peace corps, especially the first half of the book's summary of Africa's colonial history.
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About the Author
Author Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai is the founder of the Green Belt Movement and the first woman to earn a doctorate in biology in East Africa. A recipient of numerous awards for her work on environmental and social issues, in 2004, she was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. She lives in Nairobi, Kenya.

About the Narrator

Chinasa Ogbuagu is a voice and television actor known for her roles in Fringe, The Following, and Nurse Jackie. Her voice-over credits include Unbowed, The Challenge for Africa, and The Sacred Place.