Mighty Be Our Powers

Mighty Be Our Powers

How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed A Nation at War : A Memoir

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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.

 

Publisher: New York : Beast Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780984295159
0984295151
Branch Call Number: 966.62033 GBO NVD
Characteristics: x, 246 p., [4] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Mithers, Carole

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Dec 05, 2011

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

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