Cover of: This child will be great | Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

This child will be great

memoir of a remarkable life by Africa's first woman president

1st ed.

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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 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. This compelling tale of survival reveals Sirleaf's determination to succeed in multiple worlds: from her studies in the United States to her work as an international bank executive to her election campaigning in some of Liberia's most desperate and war-torn villages and neighborhoods. It is also the story of an outspoken political and social reformer who, despite danger, fought the oppression of dictators and championed change. By sharing her story, Sirleaf encourages women everywhere to pursue leadership roles at the highest levels of power, and gives us all hope that, with perseverance, we can change the world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Genre
Biography

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
966.6203/3092, B
Library of Congress
DT636.53.J64 A3 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23218263M
Internet Archive
thischildwillbeg00john
ISBN 13
9780061353475
LC Control Number
2009017220
OCLC/WorldCat
232978243
Library Thing
7997519
Goodreads
5112043
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