The Challenge for Africa (Paperback)
  • The Challenge for Africa (Paperback)

The Challenge for Africa (Paperback)

Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 01/04/2010
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In this urgent yet optimistic new work, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, The Challenge for Africa celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780099539032
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


I hope the world will support her vision of hope - Nelson Mandela

From one of Africa's most positive and far-sighted thinkers comes a wonderful book combining an elegant critique of Africa's troubled past with a rallying cry for how Africans can use culture, nature and self-belief to reverse their continent's decline. The Challenge for Africa is a milestone in African writing that both educates and inspires - Tim Butcher

Penetrating. . . a 21st century manifesto for Africans, drawing on her own experience as a worldly Kenyan, street-fighting activists, member of parliament and, from 2003-2006, government minister. Her analysis is thorough. She reaches into African history, culture, psychology, contemporary politics and fragile ecosystems - Financial Times

Like a Nelson Mandela or a Mahatma Gandhi, Maathai stands way above most mortals - The Guardian

Wangari Maathai is a prophet for our time - Alexandra Fuller

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