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Nobel Laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai has campaigned for environmental activism and democracy in Africa for more than three decades. In The Challenge for Africa, she delivers an insightful call to action, presenting a realistic look at the diverse problems facing Africans today.

Taking a view far from the dependent Africa typically portrayed by Western media, Maathai lays bare the complex and multi-layered culture of the continent,offering optimistic yet feasible ways to improve the quality of life that literally start from the ground up. Maathai analyzes the major impediments to development at three key levels - international, national, and individual. By stressing personal responsibility, Maathai focuses on what Africans can do for themselves to empower individual change at the community level.

©2009 Wangari Muta Maathai (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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"Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance." (Amazon.com review)

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10 years later, this is still powerful.

Folks from the United States could also learn an incredible amount from reading this book. I wish Wangari Maathai's philosophies were taught in every classroom across the globe.

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The Challenge For Africa

This is well written book on the problems of Africa, which many are still with us today. If you are interested in going to Africa or live in Africa I highly recommend this book.

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great content but not organized

the way the chapters are recorded and the way they are labeled in the menu is different and makes it a bit hard to catch