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Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War Kindle Edition

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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 "reminds us that even in the worst of times, humanity's best can shine through." "Sheryl Sandberg, COO Facebook: ""One of the most inspirational and powerful books I've ever read. The story of one woman's struggle against the worst and what she can teach all of us about finding the courage and strength to change the world." "Reverend Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III Pastor, The Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York: ""An engrossing, fluently written story that anyone who cares about changing the world has to read." "Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia: ""Leymah bore witness to the worst of humanity and helped bring Liberia out of the dark. Her memoir is a captivating narrative that will stand in history as testament to the pow

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Leymah Gbowee is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. She is also the Newsweek and The Daily Beast's Africa columnist. As war ravaged Liberia, Leymah Gbowee realized it is women who bear the greatest burden in prolonged conflicts. She began organizing Christian and Muslim women to demonstrate together, founding Liberian Mass Action for Peace and launching protests and a sex strike. Gbowee's part in helping to oust Charles Taylor was featured in the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Gbowee is a single mother of six, including one adopted daughter, and is based in Accra, Ghana, where she is the cofounder and executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network-Africa. Carol Mithers is a Los Angeles-based journalist and book author. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1104 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Beast Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (13 Sept. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005ENJZL8
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,277 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A powerful and moving story. Leymah Gbowee is inspirational and fearless.A lesson to us all and a true testament to the power of women.Together we can move mountains.
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If you need a good book that tells the story as it is, then you should read this. You will laugh, cry and walk the road with Leymah. Truly inspirational.
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This wonderfully inspirational book is a source of strength for every woman in this world. "Mighty Be Our Powers" is not only recommendable for those who are interested in the history of Liberia or war time accounts in general, but also for every woman who needs an inspirational source to get back on her feet after a twist of fate.
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Book received in new condition. A courageos account of a disobedience which resulted in a massive women movement and brought about change in her country. An excellent read.
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