African Nobel Laureates. SJ Dodgson. MJoTA 2011. v5n2 p1007
In the early years of the 21st century, Liberian women reached across
the church and mosque aisles and ended the bloody war and elected a
woman president, and how that woman is kicking butt today. They were
recognized in a film (Walt Disney's niece was one of those making it)
and they are turning Liberia around, President Ellen is making everyone
Two African women from Liberia won Nobel Prizes for their efforts on October 7, 2011, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee along with a Middle East Arab woman from Yemen, Tawakkul Karman.
Read the story of the restoration of peace in Liberia, a film review of "Cry the Devil Back to Hell" by Diane Ferraiolo MA, click here.
More on Leymah Gbowee, click here. More on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, click here.
Read about other African Nobel laureates click here.
The first African woman Peace Nobel Laureate was Wangari Maathi, who died on September 25, 2011. Read about her click here.