By Leymah Gbowee
WINNER OF THE 2011 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
In a time of dying and terror, Leymah Gbowee introduced Liberia’s ladies together—and jointly they led a country to peace.
As a tender girl, Leymah Gbowee used to be damaged by means of the Liberian civil struggle, a brutal clash that tore aside her lifestyles and claimed the lives of numerous kin and acquaintances. Years of struggling with destroyed her country—and shattered Gbowee’s girlhood hopes and desires. As a tender mom trapped in a nightmare of household abuse, she discovered the braveness to show her bitterness into motion, propelled via her recognition that it really is ladies who are suffering 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 manage after which led the Liberian Mass motion for Peace, a coalition of Christian and Muslim ladies 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 background. 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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I shall write, to begin with, on the odd-numbered pages, leaving the even-numbered facing pages for after-thoughts and notes. Because the “I” of this period is twenty years out of date, I shall write about him in the third person––working on Kathleen and Frank [* Elsewhere, Isherwood also calls these journals “diaries,” and they are published under that title. Readers may ﬁnd Isherwood’s references to them by date in his Diaries Volume One 1939–1960, ed. ] 4 Lost Years has shown me how this helps me to overcome my inhibitions, avoid self-excuses and regard my past behavior more objectively.
With Denny and Bill to see Othello. ” His career looked promising at that time, but he never amounted to much. 1 According to Tom, Roddy was the one who had started it. Tom said Roddy was insanely reckless and got a thrill out of having sex with Tom in the McDowall home, while Roddy’s parents were in the next room. Jeff and Curly were two of Denny’s sexual playmates, a pair of highly untrustworthy teenagers who liked pot and blue movies and who would have been quite capable of turning nasty at any moment and resorting to blackmail.
Square brackets also mark information I have added to the text, such as surnames or parts of titles shortened by Isherwood, and editorial footnotes. And square brackets indicate where I have removed or Textual Note xxxiii altered material in order to protect the privacy of certain individuals who are still living. This book includes many footnotes written by Isherwood himself. His practice in making the reconstructed diary was to write on the rectos only of his black ledger books, and to add information on the facing versos.