Joseph Boakai’s tenure as vice president of Liberia has been relatively quiet, particularly when considering the attention lavished on the president in whose administration he serves.
In October of 2017, Liberians will return to the ballot box to choose their second democratically elected leader since the end of the civil war.
If the publicity around Helene Cooper’s new book is a reliable indicator, one would be hard pressed to expect a biography that does anything but draw on the tried and true single story that paints Liberia as a land torn by violence, where accountability is a luxury, and in which there is little to celebrate except the novelty of its female chief executive.
This beautifully crafted book chronicles the life of two women from humble backgrounds, challenging the odds and leaning on each other to build a political strategy that ushered in the first elected woman head of state in Africa and restore peace and democracy to a war-torn country.
It was an honor to interview Liberian novelist Vamba Sherif in London on Friday, Nov. 4, during the UK launch of the English translation of his first novel written in Dutch, Land of My Fathers.
Political pundit and writer, Tewroh Wehton Sungbeh, has followed up on his first book, as he published his second this summer. Aptly titled, the name of the book is a forerunner of what to expect in these pages.
A review of Choosing the Hero, a book by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s Chief Lobbyist, K. Riva Levinson.
Few people have made a greater impact on literacy in modern Liberia than T. Michael Weah, the founder of Liberia’s longest running independent library – the We-Care Library, located at Carey and Gurley Streets in Central Monrovia.