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The Resource Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers

Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers

Label
Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir
Title
Mighty be our powers
Title remainder
how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 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.--From publisher description
Summary
As a young woman growing up in Africa, Leymah Gbowee was broken by a savage civil that war destroyed life as she knew it, depriving her of the education she yearned for and claiming the lives of relatives and friends. As war continued to ravage Liberia, Gbowee's bitterness turned to rage-fueled action as she realized it is women who are the silent sufferers in prolonged conflicts. Passionate and charismatic, Gbowee was instrumental in galvanizing women across Liberia in 2003 to force a peace in the region after 14 years of war. She began organizing Christian and Muslim women to demonstrate together, founding the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, launching protests and even a sex strike. Gbowee's memoir chronicles the unthinkable violence she's faced throughout her life, the peace she has helped to broker by empowering her countrywomen and others around the world to take action, and takes readers along on her continuing journey as she harnesses the power of women to bring her country peace, saves herself, and changes history
Tone
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2012
Biography type
autobiography
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10009448
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Gbowee, Leymah
Dewey number
966.62033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.L53
LC item number
G36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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Mithers, Carol
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True
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  • Gbowee, Leymah
  • Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace
  • Women political activists
  • Women pacifists
  • Women
  • Peace movements
  • Violence
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
Target audience
adult
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how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war
Label
Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780984295159
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn751747258
  • (OCoLC)751747258
  • 211901
Label
Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
Publication
Note
Includes index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 246 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780984295159
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn751747258
  • (OCoLC)751747258
  • 211901

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