A Bigger Picture by Vanessa Nakate audiobook

A Bigger Picture: My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis

By Vanessa Nakate
Read by Vanessa Nakate

HarperAudio 9780358654506

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798212049344

  • ISBN: 9798200749034

  • ISBN: 9798200749041

Runtime: 8.40 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A manifesto and memoir about climate justice and how we can—and must—build a livable future for all, inclusive to all, by a rising star of the global climate movement

Leading climate justice activist Vanessa Nakate brings her fierce, fearless spirit, new perspective, and superstar bona fides to the biggest issue of our time. In A Bigger Picture, her first book, she shares her story as a young Ugandan woman who sees that her community bears disproportionate consequences to the climate crisis. At the same time, she sees that activists from African nations and the global south are not being heard in the same way as activists from white nations are heard. Inspired by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, in 2019 Nakate became Uganda’s first Fridays for Future protestor, awakening to her personal power and summoning within herself a commanding political voice.
 
Nakate’s mere presence has revealed rampant inequalities within the climate justice movement. In January 2020, while attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, as one of five international delegates, including Thunberg, Nakate’s image was cropped out of a photo by the Associated Press. The photo featured the four other activists, who were all white. It highlighted the call Nakate has been making all along: for both environmental and social justice on behalf of those who have been omitted from the climate discussion and who are now demanding to be heard.
 
From a shy little girl in Kampala to a leader on the world stage, A Bigger Picture is part rousing manifesto and part poignant memoir, and it presents a new vision for the climate movement based on resilience, sustainability, and genuine equity. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Nakate harnessed her inner courage and genuine concern for the planet to make her voice heard, and readers will eagerly follow the ups and downs of her journey…The text is riddled with eye-popping statistics to illustrate the gravity of the climate change situation, but it is the author’s personal stories that make the book particularly memorable.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Vanessa is more than an inspiration—she’s an indispensable voice for our future.” Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Prize laureate and New York Times bestselling author
“This is a wonderful story, wonderfully told…reminding us of one of the iron laws of global warming: the less you did to cause it, the sooner and harder you get hit.” Bill McKibben, New York Times bestselling author
“In this moment of intersecting crises, Vanessa Nakate continues to teach a most critical lesson. She reminds us that while we may all be in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat.” Greta Thunberg, climate activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee
“A vital reminder that…without racial justice and equality, climate justice can never be a reality.” Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland

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Author

Author Bio: Vanessa Nakate

Author Bio: Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate is founder of the Rise Up climate movement and the Vash Green Schools Project, which aims to install solar panels on all of Uganda’s 24,000 schools. She has spearheaded the Save Congo Rainforest campaign. The United Nations named her a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2020, and Time magazine named her to its Time 100 Next list in 2021. She and her work have been featured in the New York Times, the London Guardian, Vox, Vogue, the Huffington Post, the International Women’s Forum, and the Global Landscapes Forum, as well as on globalcitizen.org, greenpeace.org, CNN, the BBC, PBS, and United Nations media. She lives in Kampala, Uganda.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English