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Book Review: From Oliver Twist to ‘Preeminent Man’: Sakui Malakpa on The Rise of Joseph Boakai

Book Review: From Oliver Twist to ‘Preeminent Man’: Sakui Malakpa on The Rise of Joseph Boakai

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.

One-sided Publicity for New Biography of Sirleaf Illustrates Adichie’s ‘Danger of a Single Story’

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.

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