WorldCat Identities

Kamkwamba, William 1987-

Overview
Works: 30 works in 107 publications in 15 languages and 5,809 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: TJ140.K36, 621.312136092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Kamkwamba
De windvanger by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van een man uit Malawi, die op veertienjarige leeftijd eigenhandig met afvalmateriaal een windturbine bouwde en zo zijn geboortedorp van energie voorzag
Il ragazzo che catturò il vento : l'intelligenza e la tenacia di un solo giovane possono illuminare l'intero villaggio by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu feng nan hai by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
Der Junge, der den Wind einfing : eine afrikanische Heldengeschichte by William Kamkwamba( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes (Jahrgang 1987) aus einem von der Dürre heimgesuchten Dorf in Malawi. Als 14-Jähriger entdeckt er in der Dorfbücherei ein Physikbuch und baut aus Materialien von der Müllkippe ein Windrad zum Betrieb einer elektrischen Wasserpumpe
The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--
Le garçon qui dompta le vent : témoignage by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaze o tsukamaeta shōnen : 14sai datta boku wa tatta hitori de fūryoku hatsuden o tsukutta by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William and the windmill( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in Multiple languages and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With only a library book as his guide, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill in his Malawian village that changes his life forever. Using junk parts and an inexhaustible imagination, he harnesses enough energy to power a generator that saves his family from famine and resuscitates his dying farming community. An instant media sensation, the teen soon has the ability to chart a previously unimaginable future of Ivy League schools and speaking tours. But despite the help of an American entrepreneur who helps navigate his success, some changes threaten to capsize him. He was once just a kid back home, but suddenly he's a village leader. Away at school, the famous boy inventor struggles on a steep learning curve. Cameras capture both the dramatic upheavals and subtle shifts of perspective in this inspiring story of a young man facing the changes that a humble homemade windmill set in motion
Une éolienne en Afrique by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century reading: creative thinking and reading with TEDTalks : teacher's guide 2 by Laurie Blass( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st Century Reading is built on TED Talks that help you learn English through fascinating topics, inspiring people and authentic language. The teacher's guide includes: practical guidance for delivering effective reading lessons ; useful tips for incorporating TED Talks in class ; annotated TED Talk scripts with cultural and language notes
Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O chłopcu, który ujarzmił wiatr by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaze o tsukamaeta uiriamu by Elizabeth Zunon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El chico que puso hélices al viento by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life
Research and recommendations pertaining to the management of the Second College Grant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rüzgarı dizginleyen çocuk by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--
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1 edition published in 2009 in Thai and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope
Alternative Names
William Kamkwamba inventore e scrittore malawiano

William Kamkwamba malawischer Student und Mechaniker

William Kamkwamba malawisk författare och uppfinnare

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og opfinder

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinnar

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinner

William Kamkwamba uitvinder uit Malawi

ويليام كامكوامبا، 1987-

캄쾀바, 윌리엄 1987-

ウィリアム・カムクワンバ

カムクワンバ, ウィリアム

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The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hopeParam ŭl kildŭrin p'ungch'a sonyŏn : yŏlle sal K'amk'wamba, Ap'ŭrik'a e hŭimang ŭi pul ŭl k'yŏdaYu feng nan hai