Friday, October 08, 2004

Kenyan Woman wins Nobel Peace Prize

Well, after yesterday noting that women rarely win the Nobel prize for literature and that rarely does anyone outside of Europe win that prize, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to a Kenyan woman, Wangari Maathi. Maathi is known as an enviromental activist and founder of the Kenyan based Green Belt Movement. She becomes the seventh African to win the prize and the 4th since 1993. A terrific selection!

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