Paperback $16.00

Anchor | Sep 04, 2007 | 368 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307275202

  • Paperback$16.00

    Anchor | Sep 04, 2007 | 368 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780307275202

  • Ebook$11.99

    Anchor | Nov 12, 2008 | 368 Pages | ISBN 9780307492333


Hurston/Wright Legacy Award WINNER 2007


“Wangari Maathai’s memoir is direct, honest, and beautifully written—a gripping account of modern Africa’s trials and triumphs, a universal story of courage, persistence, and success against great odds in a noble cause.” —President Bill Clinton"Wangari Maathai is the rare leader who knows how to create independence, not dependence. On the page as in person, her example makes each of us a little stronger, wiser and braver than we ever thought we could be.” —Gloria Steinem“Compelling. . . . A striking reminder that the peace award, more than any other Nobel honor, recognizes success achieved through tremendous adversity.” —The Seattle Times“Inspirational. . . . Ms. Maathai will not be beaten down.” —The Economist“[Maathai’s] story provides uplifting proof of the power of perseverance—and of the power of principled, passionate people to change their countries and inspire the world.” —The Washington Post

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