This Child Will Be Great

Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President
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Audio (12 discs)
Product Number: CF395
Released: Mar 08, 2010
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ISBN: #9781440769757
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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The first elected woman president of an African country, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was also listed as one of the world's 100 Most Powerful Women by Forbes. This evocative memoir recounts Sirleaf 's childhood upbringing and rise to political power in Liberia. More than a simple biography, Sirleaf 's account details how she stood firm in the face of physical abuse early in life and carried that strength over into her career as a young economist in Samuel Doe's regime.


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This Child Will Be Great
Product Number: BX00034825
Product Number:CF395
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Narrator(s): Robin Miles
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"In 1938, shortly after Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was born, an old man visited her family and predicted great things for the baby. His words were both ironic and prophetic. Sirleaf endured persecution, spousal abuse, political turmoil, imprisonment and exile to emerge in January 2006 as Liberia's 24th president and the first elected female head of state in Africa. THIS CHILD WILL BE GREAT extends beyond Sirleaf's personal story to provide a political, social and economic history of the African nation founded and colonized in 1822 by freed American slaves. Narrator Robin Miles draws on her rich repertoire of African diaspora speech patterns to project the author's authoritarian pacing and inflection. G.O. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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