By Wangari Maathai. Unbowed is a call to arms for all of us who feel that the planet is overwhelmed by careless, corrupt or violent leadership. I have long suspected that the voice to lead us forward would come out of Africa, and it has - a voice of humor, sense, strength and compassion. Read this book and pass it on.' Alexandra Fuller
In Unbowed, we are in the presence of a hugely charismatic yet humble woman whose remarkable story carries with it an inspiring message of hope. Hers is an extraordinary story, spanning different worlds and changing times, and revealing what the courage, determination, tenacity and humour of one good woman can achieve; how as small a thing as planting a seedling and watering it can made all the difference in the world. Anchor (2007), English, Paperback: 368 pages.
'Inspirational... The more difficulties Maathai faced, the more determined she became… Her book wonderfully demonstrates that you don’t need to be in a position of power to start doing something about your environment.’ --The Sunday Times
About the Author: Wangari Muta Maathai (1940-2011) was born in Nyeri, Kenya. She founded the Green Belt Movement, which, through networks of rural women, has planted over 30 million trees across Kenya since 1977. In 2002, she was elected to Kenya's Parliament in the first free elections in a generation, and in 2003, she was appointed Deputy Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources. The Mother of three became a Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2004.