However Long the Night
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER
The inspiring story of our Founder, Molly Melching, is the debut title of HarperOne and the Skoll Foundation’s
co-branded book series by Skoll Foundation Social Entrepreneurs.
However Long the Night: Molly Melching’s Journey to Help Millions of African Women and Girls Triumph by writer and journalist Aimee Molloy, shares Molly’s personal experiences that brought her to Africa in the 1980s, the inspiring people she has met along the way, and why she decided to stay.
The book brings to life the story of the origins of Tostan and introduces the communities that played a critical role in molding our program into what it is today.
In 2018, a fifth anniversary special edition was released, with a foreword written by Melinda and Bill Gates in which they call the book “required reading for anyone who wants to learn about how to make change.”
Available to purchase in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.
— Stanford Social Innovation Review
On Molly Melching and “However Long the Night”
— Impatient Optimists
“Molly Melching saw a deeply disturbing but deeply entrenched practice and refused to accept that it couldn’t be stopped. Her relentless efforts are proof that commitment and partnership can drive transformational change.” — Hillary Rodham Clinton
“Melching’s incredible journey from Illinois to Africa, from graduate student to great humanitarian, is paralleled by the journey of the countless women touched by her work: a journey to understanding, empowerment and human dignity.”
— Lisa See, bestselling author of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
About the Author
Aimee Molloy has collaborated on seven books, including with Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari on Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival and with Pam Cope on Jansten’s Gift: A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Duke University and a Master’s Degree from NYU. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and daughter.