Nobel Prize Winners Inspire Worldreader Mobile Phone Readers
August 5, 2013 By Danielle Zacarias
In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other.
That time is now.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has challenged the world to broaden the understanding of peace: there can be no peace without equitable development; and there can be no development without sustainable management of the environment in a democratic and peaceful space. This shift is an idea whose time has come.
I call on leaders, especially from Africa, to expand democratic space and build fair and just societies that allow the creativity and energy of their citizens to flourish.
Nobel Peace Prize winners such as Wangari Maathai, Leymah Gbowee and Nelson Mandela have long inspired generations, young and old, to improve their communities, their nations and the world. Now, we hope they will also inspire “Books for all” fans around the world reading on their mobile phones via Worldreader Mobile.
To help promote mobile learning and mobile reading, Worldreader has teamed up with Nobel Media AB, an organization affiliated with Nobelprize.org to make 14 Nobel Laureate lectures and biographies available on our app. They include
- Naguib Mahfouz, 1988 (Egypt)
- Toni Morrison, 1993 (US)
- Octavio Paz Lozano, 1990 (Mexico)
- Wole Soyinka, 1986 (Nigeria)
- Rabindranath Tagore, 1913 (India)
- Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 (Peru)
- Derek Walcott, 1992 (Saint Lucia)
- Kofi Annan, 2001 (Ghana)
- Leymah Gbowee, 2011 (Liberia)
- Martin Luther King, Jr., 1964 (US)
- Wangari Maathai, 2004 (Kenya)
- Nelson Mandela, 1993 (South Africa)
- Desmond Tutu, 1984 (South Africa)
- Muhammad Yunus, 2006 (Bangladesh)
Tell us in the comments section how these extraordinary people have inspired you, or which biography you plan to read first on your feature phone.