However Long the Night by Aimee Molloy
Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph

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I was inspired, uplifted and greatly touched...A remarkable and unforgettable book—one of the best books I've read this year. Highly recommended.
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In However Long the Night, Aimee Molloy tells the unlikely and inspiring story of Molly Melching, an American woman whose experience as an exchange student in Senegal led her to found Tostan and dedicate almost four decades of her life to the girls and women of Africa.

This moving biography details Melching's beginnings at the University of Dakar and follows her journey of 40 years in Africa, where she became a social entrepreneur and one of humanity's strongest voices for the rights of girls and women.

Inspirational and beautifully written, However Long the Night: Molly Melching's Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph is a passionate entreaty for all global citizens. This book is published in partnership with the Skoll Foundation, dedicated to accelerating innovations from organizations like Tostan that address the world's most pressing problems.

 

About Aimee Molloy

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Aimee Molloy has collaborated on seven books, most recently with Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, on Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival (Random House, 2011). She holds a Bachelor's Degree from Duke University and a Master's Degree from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.Molly Melching has received international recognition for her groundbreaking educational programs that have led communities to affect life transforming changes. Molly received the Humanitarian Alumni Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999, the Sargent Shriver Distinguished Award for Humanitarian Service in 2002, and. Sweden's Anna Lindh Award for Tostan's work in human rights in 2005. In 2007 Tostan won the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, the largest and most prestigious in the humanitarian field.
 
Published April 30, 2013 by HarperOne. 272 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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I was inspired, uplifted and greatly touched...A remarkable and unforgettable book—one of the best books I've read this year. Highly recommended.

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