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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,301 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wangari Maathai Narrator: Chinasa Ogbuagu Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Penny | 2/18/2014

    " I think that what she does is amazing and inspiring, esp. as a plant person, but it was a hard read for me and I can't really pinpoint why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristine | 2/6/2014

    " Wangari Maathai plants trees and gets in trouble. Born in 1940 in a village in Kenya, she is the daughter of an illiterate mother in a country where many, especially females, were not literate. But the world is changing and Wangari gets a golden opportunity to attend school -- it propels her into the future and we are all beneficiaries. This Nobel Prize winner has a story worth reading. I predict that you will remember her and feel inspired. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Annie | 2/2/2014

    " i wonder why i didn't like her writing as much as i wanted to. i can understand boundaries, but sometimes she would mention her children and then at the next mentioning, they were living with their father for an extended period of time. i guess i just wanted them in or out, but not in this weird limbo land because that made me want to know a lot more about maathai as a mother in addition to her as an activist. oh well. her stories are amazing and this book was a good compliment to the documentary i saw about her at a film fest in brattleboro, vt. last winter. finally, i feel like this book helped me understand pieces of what's going on in kenya right now that the press isn't talking about at all - government involvement in tribal violence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Suzanne | 1/25/2014

    " Fantastic! It's amazing what Wangari Maathai has managed to accomplish in her short life and through such hardship. She is a true inspiration to all. It really puts things in perspective to assess the struggles of Wangari and her fellow countrymen and the minor issues we deal with in our privileged society. "

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