Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General (1997-2006), Nobel Peace Prize Laureate:
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is truly an inspiring and innovative movement, mobilizing a grandmother’s fierce love for her family to challenge AIDS in Africa. “Powered by Love” shares heartfelt testimonies of women who transformed their loss into a powerful narrative.
Annie Lennox, Award-winning Musician, Activist and Philanthropist:
This is where the heart of Feminism beats for me. If you want to really know about the strength of Feminine power, check out this amazing book, Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa. “Ten years after they stepped in to save their communities, these indomitable grandmothers have now created a social movement focused on empowering women and children.”
Jane Fonda, Award-winning Actor, Author and Activist:
An extraordinarily moving book, filled to the brim with every extreme of the human condition, from unimaginable loss to indescribable love and profound solidarity. This is a movement that re-defines what it means to be a grandmother – and inspires us to discover the power we have as women when we join hands across continents in struggle.
As a grandmother myself, this book moved me mightily. The voices of the African grandmothers, the unimaginable grief they are facing, the incredible movement they are building – these stories will never leave you. And the purpose and solidarity the Canadian grandmothers are discovering is inspiring too. Here in the United States, we’ve got some catching up to do. American grandmothers, read this book and join a movement that is changing the world, with love!
CBC Books (Canadian Non-Fiction Bestseller): http://www.cbc.ca/books/the-bestselling-books-in-canada-nov-5-to-nov-11-2017-1.4403296
Toronto Star Books – Bestsellers: https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2017/10/20/bestsellers.html
Atlantic Book Awards Short-List: http://atlanticbookawards.ca/2018-atlantic-book-awards-shortlist/
Radio Canada International (RCI) – Grandmothers tell gripping stories of AIDS in Africa – By
CBC Radio – The Current – Grandmothers in Africa fight for an AIDS-free future – By Anna Maria Tremonti – Monday 23 October 2017
CBC Newfoundland Here & Now – Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign Fundraising Efforts: How Scrabble Translates into Millions for African Grandmothers! – Friday 17 November 2017
UNAIDS Report ahead of World AIDS Day (Dec. 1st) – the rights of African grandmothers recognized. Powered By Love listed as RECOMMENDED READING (See below).