The Power of Women: A Doctor's Journey of Hope and Healing

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Product Details

Price
$28.99  $26.67
Publisher
Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.55 X 9.42 X 1.15 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250769190

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About the Author

Dr. Denis Mukwege was born in the Belgian Congo in 1955. As a child and young man, he was a first-hand witness to racial prejudices, as well as to the economic and moral decay of the Democratic Republic of Congo under dictatorship. Now a world renowned gynecological surgeon, he is recognized as the world's leading expert on treating rape injuries, and his holistic approach to healing has inspired other initiatives around the world. In 2014, he was invited to the White House by Barack Obama. In Europe, he was awarded the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize award, earning him major public recognition for the first time. In 2018, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize along with Yazidi human rights activist and sexual violence survivor Nadia Murad.

Reviews

The book we all need to be paying attention to now. The voices of women in Eastern Congo reverberate throughout Dr. Mukwege's moving account of the causes and consequences of sexual violence. Weaving together their stories with accounts from across the world, he calls on us all to emulate the strength of women for the sake of the world.
-- Emma Watson, actor and activist

"There are real heroes out there. There's Denis Mukwege."
-- Michaela Coel, creator of I May Destroy You and author of Misfits

Dr. Mukwege is a beacon calling men everywhere to a new consciousness. He risked and continues to risk his life to break ranks with a patriarchal culture that licenses violence towards all women. He is an ally, a brother, a visionary of the heart, a healer and a true friend to women across the world.
-- V (formerly Eve Ensler), award-winning playwright and bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology