by Adekeye Adebajo - £15.99 Zed Books Ltd (2014)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781780329437 | ISBN 10: 1780329431
As Africa and its diaspora commemorate fifty years of post-independence Pan-Africanism, this unique volume provides profound insight into the thirteen prominent individuals of African descent who have won the Nobel Peace Prize since 1950.
From the first American president of African descent, Barack Obama, whose career was inspired by the civil rights and anti-apartheid struggles promoted by fellow Nobel Peace laureates Marin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and Albert Luthuli; to influential figures in peacemaking such as Ralph Bunche, Anwar Sadat, Kofi Annan, and F.W. De Klerk; as well as Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, Wangari Maathai, and Mohamed El-Baradei, who have been variously involved in women's rights, environmental protection, and nuclear disarmament, Africa's Peacemakers reveals how this remarkable collection of individuals have changed the world - for better or worse.
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In booklists: Black and Asian Biography and Autobiography, Africa, Peace Activism, In categories: History & Biography, World - Asia, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, World - Africa, Changing the World, Peace & Human Rights,