Great African Reads discussion

Wangari Maathai
This topic is about Wangari Maathai
39 views
Kenya in 2016 > June author: Wangari Maathai

Comments Showing 1-4 of 4 (4 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Marieke, Former guide & Chief Chatterbox (new)

Marieke | 2838 comments Mod
Stay tuned...


message 2: by Irene (new)

Irene (reniemarie) | 4 comments She was my hero.


message 3: by Tinea, Nonfiction Logistician (new)

Tinea (pist) | 370 comments Mod
^^ Same!!


message 4: by Tinea, Nonfiction Logistician (new)

Tinea (pist) | 370 comments Mod
Here's a link to purchase Maathai's books via her organization's website, so some of the proceeds benefit the Green Belt Movement.

I read & reviewed Unbowed (review), Replenishing the Earth: Spiritual Values for Healing Ourselves and the World (review), and The Challenge for Africa (review) all in a row a few years ago.

For this reading project--though certainly not on the June timeframe!-- I'm going to read her fourth book, The Green Belt Movement: Sharing the Approach and the Experience, which is supposed to be more of a how-to guide for running a women-run tree nursery social movement.

If you don't have time to make it through a book on Maathai's life or philosophy, you can read about her work & legacy on the Green Belt Movement website, and read some short speeches there, including her Nobel Prize acceptance speech.


back to top