The recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize 2011 were announced on Friday, October 7th, the prize was awarded to three women: Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkul Karman “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work”.*
One of the winners, Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, recently had her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers: How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War, published by Beast Books, a Daily Beast book imprint. The book, co-written with journalist Carol Mithers, describes her experience as a peace activist during Liberia’s fourteen year civil war. To learn more about the author read a profile by Eliza Griswold published in Newsweek.
*”The Nobel Peace Prize 2011 – Press Release”. Nobelprize.org. 8 Oct 2011 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2011/press.html