Nobel Peace Prize
Dr. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. For information about the prize and to read the text of her Nobel lecture, go to press http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2004/press.html
The Greenbelt Movement continues its work on behalf of women and the environment. Here is a link to the organization's web site: The Green Belt Movement | Home
A Children's Book about Wangari Maathai
Wangari's Trees of Peace: A True Story from Africa (Hardcover)
For information about the book, go to http://www.amazon.com/Wangaris-Trees-Peace-Story-Africa/dp/0152065458
Books about Kenya at Meredith's Carlisle Campbell Library
Here are a few titles available at the library. Call numbers are given for print editions. To access an electronic book, go to the library website (linked from www.meredith.edu/enews) and search for the book by title or author. A subject search for "Kenya" will produce books on a number of topics related to the country.
Edwards, Carolyn Pope and Beatrice Blyth Whiting. Ngecha: A Kenyan Village in a Time of Rapid Social Change. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2004. An electronic book available through the library web site.
Fadiman, Jeffrey A. When we began there were witchmen [electronic resource] : an oral history from Mount Kenya. Berkeley : U of California P, 1993. An electronic book available through the library web site.
Mungai, Anne M.N. Growing up in Kenya: Rural Schooling and Girls. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. Call number: 371.822 M92q.
Mwaura, Ndirangu. Kenya Today: Breaking the Yoke of Colonialism in Africa. New York: Algora Pub., 2005. An electronic book available through the library web site.
Ochieng, William R. Themes in Kenyan History. Athens: Ohio U P, 1990. Call number 967.62 T34.
Pavitt, Nigel. Kenya: A Country in the Making, 1880-1940. New York: Norton, 2008. Call number: 967.62 P288k.
Poole, Joyce. Coming of Age with Elephants: A Memoir. New York: Hyperion, 1996. Call numer: 370.1 P78.
Thomas, Lynn M. Politics of the Womb: Women, Reproduction, and the State in Kenya. Berkeley: U of California P, 2003. An electronic book available through the library web site.
Verma, Ritu. Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers’ Eyes. Ottawa: International Development Research Centre, 2001. An electronic book available through the library web site.
Walker, Alan. The Wisdom of the Bones: in Search of Human Origins. New York: Knopf, 1996. Call number 573.W151w.