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


about Leymah Gbowee, Carol Mithers

  • Leymah Gbowee is the winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.? She is also the Newsweek and The Daily Beastüfs Africa columnist. As war ravaged Liberia, Leymah Gbowee realized it is women who bear the greatest burden in prolonged conflicts. She began organizing Christian and Muslim women to demonstrate together, founding Liberian Mass Action for Peace and launching protests and a sex strike. Gboweeüfs part in helping to oust Charles Taylor was featured in the documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Gbowee is a single mother of six, including one adopted daughter, and is based in Accra, Ghana, where she is the cofounder and executive director of the Women Peace and Security Network-Africa.

    Carol Mithers is a Los Angeles-based journalist and book author. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications.

other editions

  • Paperback | ISBN 9780984295197
    Pub date: 03/26/2013 | Price: $14.99 / 17.50 Canada
    Publisher: Beast Books
    6.000 x 9.250 | 272 Pages
    HISTORY / Africa / General
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • eBook | ISBN 9780984295142
    Pub date: 09/13/2011 | Price: $9.99 / 12.99 Canada
    Publisher: Beast Books
    272 Pages