Liberian writers and their books

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liberian writers and their books

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Before delivering a lecture at a university in Hungary two years ago, I presented some slides to the professors of the board along with two wooden masks I had brought from Liberia, holding them in my arms as if they were my children. The professors of the board asked about my choice. I chose them because of the power of supremely well organised forms, the unification of form and expressive power. These masks belong to an art with origins before recorded history; their images were chosen to illustrate permanence, universality, perfection. Thus, they are culture carriers across time and borders. They have a definite role in the evolution of culture, ensuring its continuity and bringing about innovation. A nation survives through its culture.
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It was and the country was caught in a violent civil war. Moore said. And there was something wrong, there were some angry people walking around, but we were mostly okay. At that time, Ms. With few ways to contact her husband and children, she flew to Sierra Leone to arrange for their safe passage. Gbessa is a young Vai, or indigenous Liberian, who, because she cannot die, has been exiled from her community on the suspicion that she is a witch. June Dey is an African-American man whose superhuman strength allows him to escape slavery and the Virginia plantation where he was raised.



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  1. Ewan B. says:

    This is a list of Liberian writers.

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