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A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman Paperback – Illustrated, February 1, 2011
"Devoted" by Dean Koontz
For the first time in paperback, from Dean Koontz, the master of suspense, comes an epic thriller about a terrifying killer and the singular compassion it will take to defeat him. | Learn more
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About the Author
She is the author of the award-winning A Thousand Sisters and she has been featured on countless media outlets including The Oprah Winfrey Show, National Public Radio's Morning Edition, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Economist, and more. In 2010 she was named one of O Magazine's 100 Most Influential Women on the Planet.
She lives in Portland, Oregon.
- Item Weight : 12 ounces
- Paperback : 344 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1580053599
- ISBN-13 : 978-1580053594
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.88 x 8.25 inches
- Publisher : Seal Press; Illustrated Edition (February 1, 2011)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,665,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author's point in the book was clear. There are women out there who have been maimed by machete, rape and extreme violence and to ignore them is to relinquish our own humanity.
This book did its job. It made me do something. It made me appreciate feeling snug in my bed at night. And it made me want to share that feeling of security with others.
I truly hope that, some day, women in the DRC can close their eyes at night and know that only sweet dreams will visit them.
I just want to agree with Zip.... 100%. Please read their review:
I think she's made the right choice in giving us this story in journal form, portraying her own personal growth (and failings) inch by inch. It shows us how much a regular woman, just like us, can accomplish on behalf of our sisters halfway around the world. Readable and motivating.
She got up and went. She carries the voice of these Congolese women to us. And... THEIR STORY NEEDS TO BE HEARD!!!
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Shannon makes a powerful witness to the horrors of "Africa's world war". You need to read this book. And once you do, you will be changed.