Where is William Kamkwamba Now?

Many librarians, and their customers, fell in love with William Kamkwamba, who wrote about creating a windmill for his small village in Africa, in the book The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

Omnivoracious, Amazon’s book blog, took the occasion of the publication of the paperback to write to ask Kankwamba what he is doing now. He has rebuilt his village’s primary school and is planning on going to Dartmouth’s School of Engineering. One of the factors in his decision was that,

In addition to having a cool project-based curriculum (meaning I can get my hands dirty the first week there), the Thayer School of Engineering even has a lending library for power tools! Seeing this, I couldn’t stop smiling.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Retail Price: $14.99
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial – (2010-08-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061730335 / 9780061730337

Large Print, HarperCollins; 9780061884986; 25.99
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