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Mighty Be Our Powers

How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed A Nation at War : A Memoir
Gbowee, Leymah (Book - 2011)
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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 of women 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.
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
Statement of Responsibility: Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
Subject Headings: Gbowee, Leymah Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace Women political activists Liberia Biography Women pacifists Liberia Biography Women Liberia Social conditions Peace movements Liberia Violence Liberia Liberia History Civil War, 1999-2003 Liberia History Civil War, 1989-1996
Topical Term: Women political activists
Women pacifists
Peace movements
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Dec 05, 2011
  • 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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