2017/01/21

BOOK REVIEW:
MIGHTY BE OUR POWERS BY LEYMAH GBOWEE

Title: Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Author: Leymah Gbowee, (with) Carol Mithers
Published: 2011
Language: English
Pages: 272
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This book is about the author and her life in Liberia through civil war and her extraordinary effort to help bring peace to her country.


Review:
This was a very interesting read and in my opinion, an important one.

Gbowee has a fascinating and remarkable story to tell and one that is valuable both in the sense of history and humanity. She describes Liberian culture, history and people amazingly well, both before and during the war she endured. Her work and her life is absolutely intriguing to read about, and the community of women she brought together and what they did is truly inspiring.

Although this is definitely a good book, I think the writing could have been better, and I do, unfortunately, think some parts were a bit lacking. I wish the book would have dug deeper and I sometimes feel like I couldn't see the whole picture. It feels, a bit, more like an overview than I think it's meant to.

Despite all that, it is a remarkable read in a lot of ways and definitely worth checking out.
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