NPR logo

Wildlife Activist's Extraordinary Life, Untimely Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106507156/106507563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Wildlife Activist's Extraordinary Life, Untimely Death

Books

Wildlife Activist's Extraordinary Life, Untimely Death

Wildlife Activist's Extraordinary Life, Untimely Death

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/106507156/106507563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wildlife activist and filmmaker Joan Root was murdered in 2006 at her home in Nairobi, Kenya, when invaders broke through her bedroom window and shot her with AK-47s. The crime was never solved, but her life and violent death is the subject of a new book, Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa.

Host Scott Simon speaks with author Mark Seal about Root's work.

Books Featured In This Story

Wildflower

An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa

by Mark Seal

Hardcover, 232 pages |

purchase

Buy Featured Book

Title
Wildflower
Subtitle
An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa
Author
Mark Seal

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?