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Mighty Be Our Powers

How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed A Nation at War : A Memoir
Gbowee, Leymah (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mighty Be Our Powers

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WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE I n a time of death and terror, Leymah Gbowee brought Liberia's women together-and together they led a nation to peace. As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war, a brutal conflict that tore apart her life and claimed the lives of countless relatives and friends. Years of fighting destroyed her country-and shattered Gbowee's girlhood hopes and dreams. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her realization that it is women who suffer most during conflicts-and that the power ofwomen working together can create an unstoppable force. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped organize and then led the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim women who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia's ruthless president and rebel warlords, and even held a sex strike. With an army of women, Gbowee helped lead her nation to peace-in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world.nbsp;
Authors: Gbowee, Leymah
Title: Mighty be our powers
how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir
Publisher: New York :, Beast Books,, c2011
Characteristics: x, 246 p., [4] p. of plates :,col. ill. ;,25 cm
Notes: Includes index
Additional Contributors: Mithers, Carol
ISBN: 9780984295159
Branch Call Number: 966.6 GBOWEE
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  • KellyReader rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

What a wonderful story of an amazing woman. I would recommend this book to everyone.


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