A Bigger Picture

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What to expect

‘Vanessa Nakate continues to teach a most critical lesson. She reminds us that while we may all be in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat.’ Greta Thunberg

‘An indispensable voice for our future.’ Malala Yousafzai


‘A powerful global voice.’ Angelina Jolie

No matter your age, location or skin colour, you can be an effective activist.

Devastating flooding, deforestation, extinction and starvation. These are the issues that not only threaten in the future, they are a reality. After witnessing some of these issues first-hand, Vanessa Nakate saw how the world’s biggest polluters are asleep at the wheel, ignoring the Global South where the effects of climate injustice are most fiercely felt.

Inspired by a shared vision of hope, Vanessa’s commanding political voice demands attention for the biggest issue of our time and, in this rousing manifesto for change, shows how you can join her to protect our planet now and for the future.

Vanessa realised the importance of her place in the climate movement after she, the only Black activist in an image with four white Europeans, was cropped out of a press photograph at Davos in 2020. This example illustrates how those who will see the biggest impacts of the climate crisis are repeatedly omitted from the conversation. As she explains, ‘We are on the front line, but we are not on the front page.’

Without A Bigger Picture, you’re missing the full story on climate change.

Critics Review

  • Author Vanessa Nakate narrates her audiobook in English with a lovely Ugandan accent, but her subject is ugly: the impacts of climate change on Africa and the entire global south.

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  • In this moment of intersecting crises, Vanessa Nakate continues to teach a most critical lesson. She reminds us that while we may all be in the same storm, we are not all in the same boat.

    Greta Thunberg
  • Vanessa Nakate is a powerful global voice. A strong spirit who will clearly not give up and only grow in strength.

    Angelina Jolie
  • Through Vanessa Nakate’s eyes, A Bigger Picture shows us the threat of climate change to people in East Africa and the relentless courage of one activist fighting to be heard. Vanessa is more than an inspiration – she’s an indispensable voice for our future

    Malala Yousafzai
  • Vanessa Nakate’s message couldn’t be more urgent or her voice more desperately needed. At once intimate and sweeping, A Bigger Picture is a must-read for anyone who cares about the future.

    Elizabeth Kolbert, author of Under a White Sky and The Sixth Extinction
  • The most important climate book of the year!

    Jeremy Williams, author of Climate Change is Racist

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