The Talking Of Trees by Alexander Nderitu

The Talking Of Trees by Alexander Nderitu

KShs900.00

This stage play script covers the life, death and legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai in unsurpassed technicolour. Steeped in research and injected with a heavy dose of imagination (and a double dose of humour), THE TALKING OF TREES will make you laugh, cry, and cheer.

A biographical note on the Nobel Prize’s official website, www.nobelprize.org, captures the essence of Prof. Maathai:

“Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also the first female scholar from East and Central Africa to take a doctorate (in biology), and the first female professor ever in her home country of Kenya… Maathai played an active part in the struggle for democracy in Kenya, and belonged to the opposition to Daniel arap Moi’s regime. In 1977 she started a grass-roots movement aimed at countering the deforestation that was threatening the means of subsistence of the agricultural population. The campaign encouraged women to plant trees in their local environments and to think ecologically. The so-called Green Belt Movement spread to other African countries, and contributed to the planting of over thirty million trees…”

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This stage play script covers the life, death and legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai in unsurpassed technicolour. Steeped in research and injected with a heavy dose of imagination (and a double dose of humour), THE TALKING OF TREES will make you laugh, cry, and cheer.

A biographical note on the Nobel Prize’s official website, www.nobelprize.org, captures the essence of Prof. Maathai:

“Wangari Maathai was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She was also the first female scholar from East and Central Africa to take a doctorate (in biology), and the first female professor ever in her home country of Kenya… Maathai played an active part in the struggle for democracy in Kenya, and belonged to the opposition to Daniel arap Moi’s regime. In 1977 she started a grass-roots movement aimed at countering the deforestation that was threatening the means of subsistence of the agricultural population. The campaign encouraged women to plant trees in their local environments and to think ecologically. The so-called Green Belt Movement spread to other African countries, and contributed to the planting of over thirty million trees…”

1 review for The Talking Of Trees by Alexander Nderitu

  1. 5 out of 5

    Griet

    I saw Alexander talking about his book in the Alliance Francaise and was intrigued because I had ‘the hidden life of trees’ next to my bed and thought they might be both talking about the same subject, i.e. how trees communicate with each other.
    While I do recommend the latter book by Peter Wohlleben, I also really recommend Alexander’s book for all those who want to know more about Wangari Maathai, the first African female to win a Nobel Peace Prize! (The first female to win that prize was Marie Curie and the first African was Albert Luthuli). Anyway, Wangari was also the first woman in East Africa to obtain a PhD. A very remarkable woman who led a very important struggle: the one to keep Kenya green. Thanks to her Karura Forest is still a forest to go and enjoy a green space, breath clean air, relax, play with your dog etc.
    Alexander is a great story teller with a good sense humor. I look forward to seeing the play staged in a theatre. In the meantime just read the book and lean about some important history while having a good time!
    Griet Dierckxsens


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