Nobel Laureate discusses her new book

04/25/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Wangari Maathai discussed her new book, The Challenge for Africa. She illuminates the complex and dynamic nature of Africa, and offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She discussed her three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy. The first African woman and environmentalist to win the world's top humanitarian award, she not only spurred her homeland to plant 40 million trees, but also talked about the lessons she learned that can help citizens, countries and causes everywhere. For more information, visit

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