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Film: Leymah Gbowee Talks About 'Pray the Devil Back to Hell'


Leymah Gbowee, the Liberian activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize this month, talks to Brian Lehrer about her work, as well as her film, Pray the Devil Back to Hell. The title of the film is a play on warlord Charles Taylor's use of religion to support his crimes against humanity. In the interview, Gbowee talks about the truly brave methods she and the women she organized used to bring peace to Liberia during its second civil war (including a sex strike). Listen to the full interview below. You can watch the film tonight on PBS at 10pm EST, or stream it live here.

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How Relocating to Ghana Helped Reinvigorate Jewelry Designer Aisha Asamany's Work

Moving to Ghana gave Aisha Asamany's luxury jewelry brand, inspired by Adinkra symbols that traditionally project strength, fearlessness, love and power, renewed verve to tell personal stories of her growing clientele.

In 2019, the government of Ghana made a global splash with its Year of Return initiative – the campaign sought to encourage the African diaspora to return home to the continent, specifically to Ghana.

Linked to the 400th year commemoration of the first recorded landing of slaves in the United States, it became a launchpad for the Ghanaian government to convince Black people around the world to permanently settle in the West African country.

Aisha Asamany, a corporate management consultant for high-profile UK financial institutions turned self-taught luxury jewelry designer was one of many who heeded the call, trading in the corporate life for a spiritual and an entrepreneurial journey – one of joy, appreciation, and representation in her fatherland.

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