Short Books will publish Dr Denis Mukwege's The Power of Women in autumn 2021.
UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Flatiron Books in the US, who will publish the title simultaneously under its An Oprah Book imprint. Mukwege is represented by Susanna Lea Associates.
Mukwege is a Congolese gynaecological surgeon and human rights activist. He founded and works in Panzi Hospital in Bukavu and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict."
The Power of Women will be an "inspiring call-to-action to confront the scourge of sexual violence" and will examine what humanity can learn from the stories of women who have endured sexual violence, how we can address indifference within our communities, and the role global leadership can take in moving forward, says the publisher.
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