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

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This Child Will be Great 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. This memoir shares the inside story of her rise to power. Full description

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“This is the incredible story of a woman who spent her life talking tough to the lunatics surrounding her. It is an accessible walk through Liberian history, told by someone who was somehow always in the center of the political storm.” (New York Times Book Review)

“Exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson in courage and perserverance.” (Washington Post)

“An inspiring inside look at a nation struggling to rebuild itself and the woman now behind those efforts.” (Booklist)

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In January 2006, after fourteen years of brutal civil conflict in the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf--Africa's "Iron Lady"--was sworn in as president, an event that marked a tremendous turning point in the history of this West African nation.

In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf shares the inside story of her rise to power, including her early childhood, her experiences with abuse, imprisonment, and exile, and her fight for democracy and social justice. Her compelling story is a tale of survival and the determination to succeed in multiple worlds--from her work and study in America to village-to-village election campaigning in some of Liberia's war-torn desperate areas and neighborhoods. It is also the story of an outspoken political and social reformist who, despite danger, fought against the abuses of ruthless dictators to champion change. By sharing her story, Sirleaf encourages women everywhere to seek leadership roles at the highest levels of power--and offers hope for everyone that, with perseverance, we can change the world.

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