Replenishing the earth by Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Muta Maathai is an impassioned plea for the environment and the reinstatement of values located outside materialism and monetary pursuits. Her engagement with the Green Belt Movement testifies to the power of grass-roots organisations in changing people's attitude towards sustainability and self-determination. Created in the late 1970s in Kenya, Wangari Maathai's association led to practical and sustainable solutions to issues confronting women hard hit by deforestation, pollution and food depletion. This book expounds four principles that drove the author's activism, transcend economic, religious and cultural idiosyncrasies and embody universal values, such as justice, equity, responsibility and accountability... Full review of the book.
[Posted May 2013]
This site proposes an overview of works by female African authors writing in French and others closely associated with Sub-Saharan Africa. It provides an opportunity to find out more about the authors' life and interests and to get acquainted with their novels, short stories, plays and poetry.
This overview of texts written by women writers of African origin and others who have a close relationship with Africa, is sponsored by The School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia. This project has been made possible thanks to the support provided by the women writers mentioned in this website, the Australian Research Council (ARC), the journal Amina and innumerable colleagues and collaborators.
Discipline of European Languages and Studies, French
The University of Western Australia
Created: 24 December 1995
Last updated: 15 May 2013