BookPeople is OPEN to the public in a limited capacity More information here!

Warning message

Mean Menu style requires jQuery library version 1.7 or higher, but you have opted to provide your own library. Please ensure you have the proper version of jQuery included. (note: this is not an error)

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War (Compact Disc)

Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War Cover Image
By Leymah Gbowee, Carol Mithers (Contribution by), Kimberly Scott (Read by)
$29.95
Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.

Description


Leymah Gbowee was one of three women to receive the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize As a young woman growing up in Africa, seventeen-year-old Leymah Gbowee was crushed by a savage war when violence reached her native Monrovia, 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 that women bear the greatest burden in prolonged conflicts. Passionate and charismatic, Gbowee was instrumental in galvanizing hundreds, if not thousands of women in Liberia in 2002 to force a peace in the region after twelve years of war. She began organizing Christian and Muslim women to demonstrate together, founding Liberian Mass Action for Peace, launching protests and even a sex strike. Gbowee's memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, chronicles the unthinkable violence she's faced throughout her life and the peace she has helped broker by empowering hundreds of her countrywomen and others around the world to take action and takes listeners along on her continuing journey as she harnesses the power of women to bring her country peace, saves herself, and changes history.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781455110414
ISBN-10: 1455110418
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: September 13th, 2011
Pages: 8
Language: English