By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
In January 2006, after the Republic of Liberia were racked by way of fourteen years of brutal civil clash, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa's "Iron Lady"—was sworn in as president, an occasion that marked a major turning aspect within the historical past of the West African nation.
In this stirring memoir, Sirleaf stocks the tale of her upward thrust to energy, together with her early formative years; her studies with abuse, imprisonment, and exile; and her struggle for democracy and social justice. She finds her choice to achieve a number of worlds, from her reports within the usa to her paintings as a global financial institution government, to campaigning in a few of Liberia's such a lot determined and war-torn villages and neighborhoods. it's the story of an outspoken political and social reformer who fought the oppression of dictators and championed swap. by means of telling her tale, Sirleaf encourages ladies all over to pursue management roles on the maximum degrees of energy, and provides us all desire that we will be able to switch the world.