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

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

Leymah Gbowee, Carol Mithers


In a time of demise and terror, Leymah Gbowee introduced Liberia’s ladies together—and jointly they led a state to peace.

As a tender girl, Leymah Gbowee was once damaged by means of the Liberian civil warfare, a brutal clash that tore aside her lifestyles and claimed the lives of numerous family and associates. Years of scuffling with destroyed her country—and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and goals. As a tender mom trapped in a nightmare of family abuse, she came upon the braveness to show her bitterness into motion, propelled via her consciousness that it really is girls that suffer so much in the course of conflicts—and that the facility of ladies operating jointly can create an unstoppable strength. In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Gbowee helped arrange after which led the Liberian Mass motion for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim girls who sat in public protest, confronting Liberia’s ruthless president and insurgent warlords, or even held a intercourse strike. With a military of girls, Gbowee helped lead her kingdom to peace—in the method rising as a global chief who replaced historical past. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a trip from hopelessness to empowerment that may contact all who dream of a higher world.


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