Unbowed One woman's Story
She tells of her numerous run ins with the brutal government of Daniel arap Moi and of the political and personal reasons that compelled her in to establish the Green Belt Movement which spread from Kenya across Africa and which helps restore indigenous forests while assisting rural women by paying them to plant trees in their villages
In "Unbowed, " Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai recounts her extraordinary journey from her childhood in rural Kenya to the world stage. When Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement in 1977, she began a vital poor people's environmental movement, focused on the empowerment of women, that soon spread across Africa. Persevering through run-ins with the Kenyan government and personal losses, and jailed and beaten on numerous occasions, Maathai continued to fight tirelessly to save Kenya's forests and to restore democracy to her beloved country. Infused with her unique luminosity of spirit, Wangari Maathai's remarkable story of courage, faith, and the power of persistence is destined to inspire generations to come.