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Leymah Gbowee thought that she was the wrong person for the job, but that there was no other person to do it. The impulse had come to this young Liberian woman in a dream in which she was told to get women to pray for peace. In the midst of a 14-year civil war that seemed like a modest self-assignment, but Gbowee's relentless persistence transformed these private Christian and Muslim missives into a nationwide peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003, leading to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first female president. In this singular memoir, she describes how sisterhood, prayer, protest, and even a sex strike helped achieve what negotiators could not. An unconventional, empowering feminist statement.