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

TitleMighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War: A Memoir
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsGbowee, Leymah, and Carol Mithers
Number of Pages246
PublisherBeast
CityNew York
Abstract

This memoir tells the author's story of how she brought Liberia's women together--and together led a nation to peace. As a young woman, the author 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 author 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, the author helped lead her nation to peace--in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history.

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