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

Author: Leymah Gbowee; Carole Mithers
Publisher: New York : Beast Books, cop. 2011.
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As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war. 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  Read more...
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Named Person: Leymah Gbowee
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leymah Gbowee; Carole Mithers
ISBN: 0984295151 9780984295159
OCLC Number: 758733788
Description: X, 246 p., [4] p.foto's. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Leymah Gbowee with Carole Mithers.

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As a young woman, Leymah Gbowee was broken by the Liberian civil war. 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. In 2011 she won the Nobel Prize for peace, together with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman.

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