"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, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 2011:
""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 power of women, faith and the spirit of our great country"
STARRED" Kirkus Review:
""Searing war-torn memories from a visionary African peacekeeper and women's-rights activist....Gbowee stands responsible for what began as a tireless vocal demonstration and soon escalated to a standoff on the Presidential Mansion steps demanding peace. This course of action facilitated the war's end in 2003 and the election of Africa's first female president, and ended the author's personal struggles with alcohol. With commanding charity, Gbowee celebrates Liberia's eight years of peace and continues teaching young women about the power of activism. A patriotic chronicle reverberant with valor and perseverance."
About the Author
Leymah Gbowee is the Newsweek and The Daily Beast's Africa columnist. She was jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 2011 for her work on women's rights and peace buliding. 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.