Maathai's Bio - Rodriguez 1 WRT 101 Summer 2010 Dr. Susan...

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Rodriguez 1 WRT 101 Summer 2010 Dr. Susan San Jule Itzel Rodriguez June 26, 2010 Biography of Wangari Maathai In Kenya every birth of the child is very special not only to the family but to nature as well. When Wangari Maathai was born, she was seen is a child of the soil. When a child is born the women would go to their farm and would get many fruits and a fat lamb and all of it was given to the mother. The mother would then chew the food and pass it on to her baby, as birds do. They see it as introducing you to the land. They give you the fruits and food of the land as a welcome to this world of plenty. It’s a feeling of contentment; a feeling that you are one with the land. The world of her childhood was one full of love, laughter, rituals, and nature. One of her fondest moments as a child was listening to the many stories generations after generations passed along. She loved visiting her aunt because she had great stories. She had stories about travels, plants, and animals. All the stories ended in a good note. It taught her not to be greedy or selfish, not to trust evil people and to be strong ( Taking Root: The ). Maathai loved playing outside in the forest with the trees, water, tadpoles etc… but she was destined to do more than just play around with nature. She wouldn’t have been able to make a difference if she hadn’t gone to school. One day, her brother suggested that she would go to school and her mother agreed. She longed to be able to write and she was amazed with her
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course WRT 101 taught by Professor Sanjule during the Summer '10 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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