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by Wangari Maathai

  • ISBN: 0307390284
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: Wangari Maathai
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (October 19, 2010)
  • Pages: 336 pages
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  • Rating: 4.5
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The Challenge for Africa is a milestone in African writing that both educates and inspires.

The Challenge for Africa is a milestone in African writing that both educates and inspires. Tim Butcher, bestselling author of Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart. She is able to rationalize why Africa's people have tolerated so much bad government and still express urgency and hope about ending such tolerance. Her vision for a sustainable future for Africa, one which encompasses environmental sustainability as well as economic growth, is persuasive.

The Challenge for Africa book. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, offers a refreshingly unique perspective on the challenges facing Africa, even as she calls for a moral revolution among Africans themselves, who, she argues, are culturally deracinated, adrift between worlds. The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging.

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (/wænˈɡɑːri mɑːˈtaɪ/; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize

Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (/wænˈɡɑːri mɑːˈtaɪ/; 1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a renowned Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize. She was educated in the United States at Mount St. Scholastica (Benedictine College) and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as the University of Nairobi in Kenya.

But first, the challenge for Africa. Wangari Maathai joins us now from the studios of member station KRCV in Rohnert Park, California

But first, the challenge for Africa. Wangari Maathai joins us now from the studios of member station KRCV in Rohnert Park, California. And it's nice to have you back on TALK OF THE NATION. Wangari Maathai, are you there?

Wangari Maathai ders have chosen to upend the absurd racial markers and segregationist mentality that were the essence of the apartheid system in favor of honoring people's micro-national identity within the broader concept of the. Macro-nation as the guarantor of basic democratic rights. In the early 1990s, the fate of South Africa was not so clear-cut.

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The Challenge for Africa Maathai Wangari Random House (USA) 9780307390288 : The troubles of Africa today are severe and . Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.

The Challenge for Africa Maathai Wangari Random House (USA) 9780307390288 : The troubles of Africa today are severe and wide-ranging. Yet, too often, they are portrayed by the media in extreme.

In this groundbreaking work, the Nobel Peace Prize-winner and founder of the Green Belt Movement offers a new perspective on the troubles facing Africa today. Too often these challenges are portrayed by the media in extreme terms connoting poverty, dependence, and desperation. Wangari Maathai, the author of Unbowed, sees things differently, and here she argues for a moral revolution among Africans themselves. Illuminating the complex and dynamic nature of the continent, Maathai offers “hardheaded hope” and “realistic options” for change and improvement. She deftly describes what Africans can and need to do for themselves, stressing all the while responsibility and accountability. Impassioned and empathetic, The Challenge for Africa is a book of immense importance.
Reviews about The Challenge for Africa (7):
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I have chosen to buy and own one of this books after recommending it to the Hedberg Public Library (Janesville, WI) for the following reasons:

1) Of all the books I have read on Africa's problems, this is by far the best. It's directly from someone who has actually been in the political arena and seen all for herself regarding what most people out of that loop do not see and know- the politics of deceit.

2) The language is also very rich and easily understandable. One can feel the passion and the need to chart a different path for the continent in those words. And her commitment towards this goal is easily noticed.

3) Last but not the least, the facts (or truism) of the information presented is just amazing; very up-to-date analysis of the continent's pre-historic times, colonial past, the current situation, and where the continent is heading and/ or must head.

I'll encourage all those who want to know about the problems of Africa to read this amazing book! And the sons and daughters of the continent must also read this book.
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I was very impressed with Dr. Maathai's book, "The Challenge for Africa". This was not just a book of complaints about Africa but also a book of solutions, ideas and suggestions for a greater and more inclusive populace. Africa's problems are numerous and complex and should be solved by Africans. The book reiterated that some nations are on the brink of collapse due to corruption, gross mismanagement and lack of the peoples' trust and faith in African leadership--this is one of Africa's biggest challenges.

I was particular pleased to read the juxtaposition of the "tradition" vs "modern" culture and how African culture was obliterated by the Europeans causing untold psychological and emotional damage. The lines drawn by the Europeans, in the late 19th century, to designate their domain, divided ethnic groups and destroyed family ties that existed for centuries. After the colonial period, the European system of governance was not suited for nor appropriately designed for African nations to use as a political template.

The vivid description of the micro-nation she described was extremely interesting. The "ethnic typing" correlates to the "kinship corporation" identified by Dr. Peter Ekeh where allegiance and loyalty are more associated with the "micro-nation"(tribes) than with the nation-state or "macro-nation".

Monetary gifts sent to assist African leaders in resolving the myriad of issues and problems have not worked. Dr. Maathai calls for African leaders to reject these "handouts". Further, she advocated that the political process include rural people to assist in building stronger infrastructures; economic, social and political.

One of the key highlights of the book is Dr. Maathai's vision and commitment to the environment which revealed information that should be widely disseminated. Her analysis of the deforestation in Africa's Congo Basin and the linkage to the Rain Forest in Brazil may be the cause for the unusual climatic conditions in many parts of the world. Her remarkable leadership in the Green Belt Movement played a key role in the planting of over a billion trees in Kenya and is a vital part of the structure for introducing farmers to proper techniques in soil conservation, crop rotation and diversification.

Globalization has had a negative impact on locally-grown products which have had limited success in competing with mass-produced goods distributed by transnational corporations. The African market place is the centerpiece for economic and political activities in most countries and has been unfairly affected by the international markets.

Dr. Maathai's book is a must read for those wanting to learn more and to know more about Africa and the challenges facing this huge and diverse continent.
Yannara
Wangari Maathai presents a lucid, convincing account of how Africa got where it is and how the continent as a whole can move forward. She is able to rationalize why Africa's people have tolerated so much bad government and still express urgency and hope about ending such tolerance.

Her vision for a sustainable future for Africa, one which encompasses environmental sustainability as well as economic growth, is persuasive. I was struck by the parallels between what she describes in Africa and what has been going on in the United States.

We are really not so far apart.
Akinozuru
Very perceptive views on African development, from the perspective of a major world leader who left us much too soon. Gives a new perspective to development issues from the African point of view, from someone who was educated in the West so understands both Africa and the western point of view of the continent. Highly relevant still in the years after her death. (I saw Wangari Maathai three times in Seattle, each time more perceptive than the last ... I will continue to use the points she makes here in understanding future directions of development in the decades to come).
saafari
Loved the price, quality and the quick delivery!
Nuadabandis
Certainly heartfelt, but no really stunning perspectives or prose. A call to action, but one I have heard before...
Viashal
This book is a stirring critique for both those inside Africa and those concerned outsiders. She writes to both and minces no words. She addresses the histories of obstacles to Africa's progress and can speak from a grass-roots level as well as from a policy-making level...we need more people like her! I was reading this book while touring around Kenya and much of what she wrote just came to life in the friendliness of the people and their industriousness and determination to do well for the reputation of their country. Compared to other African countries, I could sense and see the difference she has made in Kenya...and what a difference that is! I wish I could take some West Africans on a field trip east to Kenya so that they could experience the hope that is blooming there!
Good book. Great condition!

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