"â€œIn this heartfelt and engaging memoir, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings traces both her formative years and those of her country. Her perspective, with its personal insights and much-needed focus on the vital role played by women makes this book insightful reading for anyone wanting to know more about Ghanaâ€™s early history.â€ "
--Kofi Annan, Former Secretary-General, United Nations
"â€œEpitome of what an African leader should be. You give us light at the end of the tunnel. Queen mothers in Ghana salute you.""
--Nana Agyakoma Difie II, Paramount Queen Mother of Asante Mampong Traditional area.
"Our opportunity to gain insight into the life of a girl through her formative years and later to the woman the world came to know and respect. Her leadership has inspired countless women in her home country and across the globe. Count those of us on this side of the Atlantic as among the many and let all take the lessons of her leadership and make our world a better place."
--Sheila Jackson Lee, United States Congress, House of Representatives
"Nana led Ghanaian women to free themselves, not in rivalry to men but in the context of their own capacity and personalities. Even those who may not share her political ideology still respect her drive for excellence, a strength of character and her great love of education, art and culture."
--Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation
"A woman of substance, dynamic and affable. She stood at the forefront of empowerment of the womenfolk, giving them hope, as well as creating job opportunities for the women."
--Rt. Hon. Lord Boateng, PC DL, House of Lords, Westminster, London-UK
"She is a product of a historic and turbulent period in Ghanaâ€™s history that she helped shape, and which in turn impacted her life immensely. In this book, readers will know the woman behind the household name, what she is made of and what she stood for, - one woman can indeed make a difference."
--David Ampofo, Broadcaster and Public Affairs strategist
"She loves Ghana and has a passion to work to protect Ghana and especially its women and children. . . a beautiful account, gracefully written."
--Ohemaa Nana Yaa Asaa Safoa II, Akwamufie Hemaa
"She redefined the role of a First Lady as reflected in the programmes of the 31st December Womenâ€™s Movement, which she founded and nurtured to be a vehicle for women empowerment. It is refreshing to observe the path she blazed."
--Nana Otuo Siriboe II, Omanhene of Asante Juaben, Chairman of the Council of State
"A remarkable read, filled with memories of a young woman finding her voice. Very reminiscent of our years together in Achimota School (1961-1966) where a confident and fun-loving Nana Konadu seemed ready, even then, to meet the challenges of life head-on."
--Marjorie Quist Abdin