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Wildlife Activist's Extraordinary Life, Untimely Death

Jul 11, 2009 (Weekend Edition Saturday)

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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.

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