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Mighty Be Our Powers

by- Leymah Gbowee


Mighty Be Our Powers (2011) is an inspiring tale about Leymah Gbowee, a woman who fought for peace after her country, Liberia, was ravaged by years of civil war. Gbowee gathered a strong group of women who were fed up with the violence, as a mother who thought her promising future had been taken away from her. Their non-violent protests altered the course of history, and their story should be told to everyone who has ever felt hopeless.


Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 for her efforts to empower Liberian women and end the country's civil war. She is also the president of the Gbowee Peace Foundation in Africa and a cofounder of the Women Peace and Security Network Africa. Carol Mithers is a journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.


  • All those who identify themselves as peace advocates and activists
  • Feminists, mothers, and women
  • Anyone who enjoys a heartwarming tale of reconciliation and peace