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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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mithers, Carol
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gbowee, Leymah
  • Women political activists
  • Women pacifists
  • Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace
  • Women
  • Peace movements
  • Violence
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
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
Contents
Prologue -- The world was mine -- "We'll soon put an end to the problem" -- I am too young to die! -- Trapped -- Helpless in a strange place -- A glimpse of peace -- "Yes, you can" -- Taking on "Taylor's boys" -- A new home with Geneva -- Helping women find their voices -- The women in peace-building network is born! -- "Don't ever stop" -- Standing up to Charles Taylor and sitting down for peace -- When peace talks are just talk, take action -- Is the war really over? -- Time to move on -- An unthinkable loss -- Building a new women's network -- Pray the devil back to hell -- Helping my country -- The story doesn't end
Control code
ocn751747258
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)751747258
  • a959034
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
Contents
Prologue -- The world was mine -- "We'll soon put an end to the problem" -- I am too young to die! -- Trapped -- Helpless in a strange place -- A glimpse of peace -- "Yes, you can" -- Taking on "Taylor's boys" -- A new home with Geneva -- Helping women find their voices -- The women in peace-building network is born! -- "Don't ever stop" -- Standing up to Charles Taylor and sitting down for peace -- When peace talks are just talk, take action -- Is the war really over? -- Time to move on -- An unthinkable loss -- Building a new women's network -- Pray the devil back to hell -- Helping my country -- The story doesn't end
Control code
ocn751747258
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)751747258
  • a959034

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