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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 8 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: HarperAudio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 2, 2009
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B002ZOVVTS
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope Audiobook – Unabridged
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William Kamkwamba also has his own website if you want to learn more about him and his story.
This is a story of a young man’s thirst for knowledge and an indomitable spirit. Among the hardships of his local village, poverty, and devastating famine, William Kamkwamba endured and succeeded.
The author’s spirit and determination carries him through all of these challenges. Along the way we get a picture of the crushing poverty of this region in Africa. There is a picture here that points the way for the promise of new technology.
Implementing these new technologies in the creation of wind driven electricity, creative means in the pumping of fresh water and the utilization of biogas production for fuel points the way for a brighter future for the impoverished people in Africa and elsewhere
I would like to point out that, perhaps, the donor nations should reconsider some of their project requirements. It may be that small scale projects down at the village level might bring promising results without all of the waste and corruption of large scale development projects that promise so much and often deliver so little.
This book is an inspiring read.
If you have not read this book then you really need to. It is a book that works for any age group or gender who would enjoy reading a book about personal triumph over adversity. We read it for a special event at our local book club. We chose to do a "bring a teenager" with you to discuss this particular book. It worked well as it brought a different perspective to our discussion and it was a great way of including children in a hobby that I hope they will all preserve as they grow older.
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