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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
Author
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
ILM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gbowee, Leymah
Dewey number
966.62033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1236.5.L44
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mithers, Carol Lynn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gbowee, Leymah
  • Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace
  • Women political activists
  • Women pacifists
  • Women
  • Peace movements
  • Violence
  • Liberia
  • Liberia
Target audience
adult
Label
Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes a reading guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780984295197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 833132672
  • (OCoLC)833132672
Label
Mighty be our powers : how sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war : a memoir, Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • Includes a reading guide
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 260 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780984295197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 833132672
  • (OCoLC)833132672

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