Africa Book Club remembers Prof. Wangari Maathai for her many achievements, not least her immense contribution to African literature. Maathai was a prolific writer, whose books covered the subjects she cared deeply about – environmental protection, development and politics. We take a look at some of her books.
Wangari Maathai is a woman of the ‘firsts’. She was the first African woman to earn a PHD and to head a University Department in her native Kenya, and she later became the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. Published in 2007 by William Heinmann, Unbowed: One Woman’s Story is Maathai’s account of her life journey.