This Child Will Be Great by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President

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“The first thing to be said about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s This Child Will Be Great is that it is exceptionally well written, a true story that seems as much a thriller as the remembrances of an ambitious and brave woman. . . . This timely book, essential for anyone who hopes to understand West Africa in general and Liberia in particular, is a lesson in courage and perseverance.”
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From Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—Africa’s first elected female president—comes an inspirational memoir about her improbable rise to international prominence, her fight for political freedom, and her unwavering determination to rebuild Liberia in the wake of civil war.

 

About Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received several prestigious awards, including the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom. She holds numerous degrees, among them a master's in public administration from Harvard University. President Sirleaf lives in Monrovia, Liberia.
 
Published April 2, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 386 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction

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A memoir by Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president.

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