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A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Fantastic book and one every American should read. We need more

    Fantastic book and one every American should read. We need more people like Lisa Shannon to educate us as to what women are enduring in other parts of the world. Then it is up to the rest of us to do whatever we can to help.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 9, 2012

    Stunning and Unforgettable

    This is one of the most shocking books I've ever read. What the Congolese women have lived through is beyond stunning, horrifying, and heart-breaking. Lisa Shannon, after hearing reporter Lisa Ling on Oprah say that the Congo is the worst place on earth for women, decides to do something to help. She starts a movement called Run For Congo in order to create a support system for these dear women, our sisters of humanity. This includes a training program to enable them to support themselves.

    Then courageously, Lisa travels into this most dangerous part of the world. She finds herself in life-threatening situations. Scene after scene kept me riveted. Also, what happened with her boyfriend through this time was another layer of shock. I dislike reviews that spoil the reading surprises, so I won't be specific.

    This memoir is a page-turner! I was glad to have it on my Nook Glowlight so I could continue reading in the dark. I just couldn't put it down or get it out of my head. This is one story I will never, ever forget.

    For anyone who thinks they have a tough life here in America, this book will turn your attitude upside down. The poorest person in the U.S. has it better than these Congolese women, and that is no exaggeration.

    For everyone, Lisa's story will educate you about what is really going on in this part of Africa.

    Thank you, Lisa, for your personal sacrifice. God bless you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2011

    Great book!!

    This is a must read! Its amazing what 1 person can do! I donate to this awesome charity, Women For Women International. I also did the Run For The Congo 5k here in Tempe,Az.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2010

    Amazing

    I highly recommend this book. Besides being inspirational and eye-openning, it's a good read. I couldn't put it down.

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