A Bigger Picture

My Fight to Bring a New African Voice to the Climate Crisis

Hardcover, 240 pages

English language

Published Nov. 2, 2021 by Mariner Books.


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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.

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  • Nakate, Vanessa, 1996-
  • Environmentalists--Uganda--Biography
  • Women environmentalists--Uganda--Biography
  • Political activists--Uganda--Biography
  • Environmentalists--Political activity--Uganda
  • Climatic changes--Moral and ethical aspects
  • Environmental justice