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  • Paperback: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Seal Press; First Trade Paper Edition edition (Feb. 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580053599
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580053594
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14 x 2.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,036 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By pig in flight on June 22 2012
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This book did not live up to expectations given the rave reviews by others. If you want to know about what is really happening to women in Congo, look elsewhere. If you'd like a story about an American women running around asking strangers to describe their rapes and retraumatizing victims while giving her opinion on everything from the weather to how great she thinks she is, well this is your book. Think Bridget Jones meets Dr.Livingston. While I understand what she is trying to do, the author misses her chance to do something great with this book. I finished reading it, but only after reminding myself over and over that I can't review books until I've read every page. Skip this book and donate your money to a worthwhile cause serving the women in Congo instead.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Louise Jolly TOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 20 2011
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It is said that the "worst place on earth to be a woman" is in the Congo and after reading A Thousand Sisters you'll have a complete understanding of why.

The degrading, humiliating, shocking and tortuous rapes the women of Congo are forced to suffer through is utterly devastating. These women are often left with a life-long issue of leaking urine or feces from being raped with anything from a broken bottle to a piece of wood to the rifle end of a gun.

A lot of these woman end up pregnant and/or with HIV. Can you imagine for one moment being forced to love and raise a child born under these conditions? Yes, the child itself is the innocent party and didn't ask to be born and deserves the same chance at life and love as anyone else, but oh what a horrendous reminder for the mother.

Lisa Shannon saw a short piece on the Oprah show about these women and was incensed and propelled into action. She felt she just HAD to do something to help these women. She raised money to sponsor Congolese Women beginning with ONE SOLO 30-Mile Run, and then went on to found a national organization called: "Run for Congo Women". This book chronicles her journey to the Congo to meet the very women her run sponsored. The stories the women of the Congo share with her are nothing short of horrific.

Lisa Shannon is one brave woman who had the courage to reach out and help a society of women that no one else knew about or didn't want to help. I applaud you Ms. Shannon for what you have done and are continuing to do.
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A well-written book on the perils of being a woman in the Congo where the undisciplined soldiers of warring factions have made life for women extremely dangerous. While I did not always agree with what the author did while in Africa, I do applaud her efforts to make life easier for these beleaguered women. It's more than most of us have done.
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