Wangari Maathai: The Mother of Trees

This is an enchanting story of three children who find themselves in the Land of Trees, where they meet Mama Miti (Nobel Prize Winner Wangari Maathai). Told in an entertaining way to appeal to young readers, the story is a must read for conservation enthusiasts.


“My children found the book both enlightening and very enjoyable reading. It gave them a different perspective on the life of a true Kenyan heroine.”
– Richard Etemesi, MD & CEO Standard Chartered Bank 


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Kinyanjui Kombani (author)

Kinyanjui Kombani is a creative writer, banker, learning facilitator and award-winning entrepreneur.He received an Outstanding Young Alumni Award of Kenyatta University for his contribution to creative writing, and has been named Top 40 Under 40 Men by the Business Daily Survey.

His novels The Last Villains of Molo and Den of Inequities have been study texts at universities in Kenya (the former also in Germany, USA and UK at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels). His children’s stories include: ‘Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees’, ‘We Can Be Friends’ and ‘Lost but Found’.

Kinyanjui is actively involved in literary activities in Kenya. He is the founder of Creatives Academy – a writing workshop offered at Daystar University aimed at offering students and members of public a forum to interact with publishers, writers, lawyers, media personalities, film makers and bloggers to receive insights and mentorship on how to turn writing into a career that can pay the rent, and that can inspire the world.