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Besides becoming a monthly contributor, one of the best ways that you can improve your allyship with survivors is by learning and exploring these topics further and raising awareness.

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Dr. Mukwege in Conversation with Tarana Burke

Join us on November 3 for the virtual launch of Dr. Denis Mukwege’s new book, “The Power of Women: A Doctor’s Journey of Hope and Healing” (Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book), hosted by Harvard Book Store!

Dr. Mukwege will be joined in conversation by Tarana Burke, the visionary activist who founded the #MeToo movement and author of Unbound.

Registration is free.

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Dive deeper into the complexities of Congolese history and rape as a weapon of war with our curated reading list.

You’ll receive updates when we add a new book to our list, as well as exclusive invitations to virtual and in-person events with authors and journalists.

The Power of Women

Coming November 2021

In this riveting and moving biography, Dr. Denis Mukwege reflects on his life and the powerful women who shaped it. The Power of Women will illuminate the enduring strength of women in the face of violence and trauma, and explain how the global community has a responsibility to take action and demand accountability on their behalf.

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Books about the Congo

Congo Stories: Battling five centuries of exploitation and greed, John Prendergast & Fidel Bafilemba

King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa, Adam Hochschild

Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The collapse of Congo and the great war of Africa, Jason K. Stearns

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu’s Congo, Michaela Wrong

Books about Rape as a Weapon of War

Our Bodies Their Battlefield, Christina Lamb

The Last Girl, Nadia Murad

Spotlight on Congolese Authors

How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a war child, Sandra Uwiringiyimana

Tram 83, Fiston Mwanza Mujila

Life and a Half, Sony Labou Tansi

The Power of WomenAvailable in English, French, and Dutch

In this riveting and moving biography, Dr. Mukwege reflects on his life and the powerful women who shaped it