The Rhetorical Legacy of Wangari Maathai

by Eddah M. Mutua (Editor), Alberto Gonzalez (Editor), Anke Wolbert (Editor)

This book honors the advocacy of Dr. Wangari Maathai, acclaimed environmentalist and the first African woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace. Dr. Maathai was a gifted orator who crafted messages that imagined new possibilities for human agency and social justice and who inspired action to protect our natural habitats. This collection explores the various strategies Maathai employed in her speeches to create memorable images and arguments for audiences in Kenya and around the world. Specifically, authors examine Maathai's use of storytelling, her creative use of metaphor and local cultural knowledge, and her use of sharp social-political analysis. Authors approach Maathai's rhetoric from both African and Western ways of knowing.

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Reynaldo Anderson (Collaborator), Ahmet Atay (Collaborator), Kundai V. Chirindo (Collaborator), Alberto Gonzalez (Collaborator), Ellen W. Gorsevski (Collaborator), Rachel Alicia Griffin (Collaborator), Susan M. Kilonzo (Collaborator), Etsuko Kinefuchi (Collaborator), Wanjiru G. Mbure (Collaborator), Stella-Monica Mpande (Collaborator), Cleophas T. Muneri (Collaborator), Eddah M. Mutua (Collaborator), Gloria Nziba Pindi (Collaborator), D. L. Stephenson (Collaborator), Anke Wolbert (Collaborator), Franklin Nii Amankwah Yartey (Collaborator)
Publication date
October 25, 2018
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