This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President

In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia had been racked by fourteen years of brutal civil conflict, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Africa s Iron Lady was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of the West African nation In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf

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

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

Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

BEST BOOKS of 2017 SELECTION by THE WASHINGTON POST NEW YORK POST The harrowing, but triumphant story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, leader of the Liberian women s movement, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, and the first democratically elected female president in African history.When Ellen Johnson

The Darling

Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground Hannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends of the notorious warlord and ex president,

Another America: The Story of Liberia and the Former Slaves Who Ruled It

Vivid An engaging and accessible account Publishers Weekly In 1820, a small group of African Americans reversed the course of centuries and sailed to Africa, to a place they would name after liberty itself They went under the aegis of the American Colonization Society, a white

The Mask of Anarchy Updated Edition: The Destruction of Liberia and the Religious Dimension of an African Civil War

Liberia has been one of Africa s most violent trouble spots In 1990, when thousands of teenage fighters, including young men wearing women s clothing and bizarre objects of decoration, laid siege to the capital, the world took notice Since then Liberia has been through devastating civil upheaval.