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10.07.111:51 PM ET

Leymah Gbowee 'Never Dreamed' of Nobel Win

Just hours after finding out she’d won the Nobel Peace Prize, Leymah Gbowee sat down with us to give her reaction, and discuss the message she hopes her win sends.

Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for her “non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work.” She shares the prize with Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Yemeni democracy activist Tawukul Karman. Gbowee published her first book, Mighty Be Our Powers, (read an excerpt here) with Beast Books, the Daily Beast's books imprint, in September. She was The Daily Beast's Africa columnist, and appeared at the 2010 Women in the World summit. Plus, read Eliza Griswold’s interview with Gbowee in the September 26 issue of Newsweek.

Where were you when you found out you’d won?

Leymah Gbowee sat down with us to give her reaction and discuss the message she hopes her win sends.

Had you ever dreamed that you would win anything like a Nobel Prize?

Leymah Gbowee sat down with us to give her reaction and discuss the message she hopes her win sends.

What message do you hope your win sends, especially to women?

Leymah Gbowee sat down with us to give her reaction and discuss the message she hopes her win sends.

You have a memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers. What can you tell us about it?

Leymah Gbowee sat down with us to give her reaction and discuss the message she hopes her win sends.

To support Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee's work, please donate to Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) via Global Giving.

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