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



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

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

  • Title: Mighty be our powers: how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir
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  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 256 pages


As a young woman, Leymah 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 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 acti As a young woman, Leymah 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 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 Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world


Author Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Roberta Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women s peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003.The peace movement began when Gbowee reportedly had a dream where God told her, Gather the women and pray for peace That was the beginning of the peace movement that united Christian and Muslim women against President Charles Taylor and




Mighty be our powers: how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir Reviews (31)

  • I m about to cast a very unpopular review, unfortunately there is just no way around it Mighty Be Our Powers , was simply unmotivational I must first give credit to Leymah Gbowee for her personal account of the Liberian war The atrocities are unimaginable, unfortunately there in lies my issue with h [..]

  • Lemah Gbowee has come as close as it is humanly possible to staring the devil in his face She didn t blink, lived to tell about it, and is now the co recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize In this memoir she describes her journey from hopelessness to empowerment It is a story that will touch the he [..]

  • Mighty Be Our Powers is truly one of the most inspiring books I ve ever read If you doubt the power of a female only space, read this book.If you are interested in conflict resolution, read this book.If you wonder how one woman can inspire a nation to fight for peace, read this book.I can no [..]

  • Throw the word sisterhood in the title of something and I m immediately intrigued That s just how I roll Oh, and add a segment on NPR and I m probably really going to be interested in the book Such was the case with Mighty Be Our Powers With little knowledge of Liberia or the civil war there, I came [..]

  • This is the story of not only how a nation at war was changed but basically it is the detailed story of the events in one woman s life which led her to that time and place where she could gather with and lead those women who made that change Leymah gives a very detailed description of the events an [..]

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