Wangari Maathai, “Unbowed”

Wangari Maathai, “Unbowed”.   

Wangari Maathai, “Unbowed”: Essay (200 pts)

Wangari Muta Maathai was born in Kenya in 1940, into the Kikuyu ethnic group. She was not born into a privileged family, but her father was employed by a white English farmer, her mother grew food in the traditional Kikuyu fashion, and her family was interested in providing their children with an education. In 2004 Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her environmental activism within Kenya. We will read the entire book for this course. 


Write a four-page essay based on the following prompt. No additional research is required for this essay. Provide a title for your essay. There is no Works Cited page required, but you must refer to specific page numbers in the book as you provide evidence from Maathai’s memoir to support the points that you are making. 

Among the most important issues raised by this book, and by the Nobel Prize Committee’s selection of Maathai for the Peace Prize in 2004, is the relationship between environmental issues and peace. What evidence does Maathai present in this memoir that environmental concerns and peace/violence issues are related to one another? How did Maathai’s interest in environmental issues guide her towards political activism? What relationship does she see between political corruption and environmental negligence and degradation?

Finally, how did the various intercultural and cross-cultural experiences of her life contribute to her views on environmental issues in relation to good governance? In what ways did she apply specific aspects of multi-cultural and international experiences in her environmental and political activism? How would you summarize the impact of her multi-cultural and international experiences on her life’s work? 

Throughout your essay, you should refer to detailed evidence from the book (using specific page numbers, as noted above.)

I don’t have the book but you may be able to find it pdf online or something. I need sommebody who have read this book ” Unbowed” By Wangari Maathai or can find it online to write this four pages essay please. 

Wangari Maathai, “Unbowed”