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Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir

Author: Leymah Gbowee; Carol Lynn Mithers
Publisher: New York : Beast ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], ©2011.
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In 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, 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. As a young mother trapped in a nightmare of domestic abuse, she found the courage to turn her bitterness into action, propelled by her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Biography
Named Person: Leymah Gbowee; Leymah Gbowee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leymah Gbowee; Carol Lynn Mithers
ISBN: 9780984295159 0984295151
OCLC Number: 751747258
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 246 pages, [4] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
The world was mine --
"We'll soon put an end to the problem" --
I am too young to die! --
Trapped --
Helpless in a strange place --
A glimpse of peace --
"Yes, you can" --
Taking on "Taylor's boys" --
A new home with Geneva --
Helping women find their voices --
The women in peace-building network is born! --
"Don't ever stop" --
Standing up to Charles Taylor and sitting down for peace --
When peace talks are just talk, take action --
Is the war really over? --
Time to move on --
An unthinkable loss --
Building a new women's network --
Pray the devil back to hell --
Helping my country --
The story doesn't end.
Responsibility: Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers.

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As a young woman growing up in Africa, Leymah Gbowee was broken by a savage civil war that destroyed life as she knew it, depriving her of the education she yearned for and claiming the lives of  Read more...

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Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women "...a beautifully written narrative." Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 1984 "Mighty Be Our Powers Read more...

 
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