However Long the Night


The inspiring story of our Founder and CEO, 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 nearly 40 years ago, the inspiring people she has met along the way, and why she decided to stay.

The book brings to life the story of the founding of Tostan and introduces the communities who played a huge and an important role in molding our program into what it is today.

However Long the Night Media Kit

Now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.


“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.