This Child Will Be Great LP: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President
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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After 14 years of civil war, corruption, and economic deterioration, the people of Liberia resurrected their country's battered democracy by electing Sirleaf as Africa's first woman president. In her ... Read full review
War Some More1997 Elections
Selfimposed Exile or Exile Again
Accra and the Transition
The First Hundred Days
Some Challenges Ahead
The Attempted Coup
Equator Bank and the Charles Taylor War
UNDP and Rwanda
Inaugural Speech by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf