Whether it is the very true story of the Liberian women’s movement co-written by Nobel peace laureate Leymah Gbowee, or a magical reimagining of the country’s history by first-time novelist Wayétu Moore — these books will both inform and inspire.
Leymah Gbowee with Carol Mithers
“In 2003, the passionate and charismatic Leymah 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—in the process emerging as an international leader who changed history. Mighty Be Our Powers is the gripping chronicle of a journey from hopelessness to empowerment that will touch all who dream of a better world.”
“In her moving autobiography, the former First Lady of Liberia speaks of the strength of God in every circumstance of her life. She relates the horrific assassination of her husband, President William Tolbert, and the dark and chaotic days that followed the overthrow of the democratically elected government.”
“The House at Sugar Beach tells of tragedy, forgiveness, and transcendence with unflinching honesty and a survivor’s gentle humor. And at its heart, it is a story of Helene Cooper’s long voyage home.”
“Nurtured by the unconditional love of … Grandma Jones and stirred by her family’s rich and historic connection to … the African nation of Liberia, Zenobia yearns to go back to her symbolic homeland and make her mark. As she encounters the conditions that grew out of Liberia’s strongly rooted class division and oppression, what will she discover? How will she embrace the legacy of Free Soil?”
“Wayétu Moore’s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia’s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond… She Would Be King is a novel of profound depth set against a vast canvas and a transcendent debut from a major new author.”
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