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Even without the Nobel, Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o is writing

Written on:October 23, 2016
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Kenyan author Ngugi wa ThiongÕo, Distinguished Professor of English and comparative literature at UC Irvine, is on the short list for the 2010 Nobel Prize in literature, for xxx(add phrase or blurb here from award announcement; 

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Ngugi, whose name is pronounced ÒGoogyÓ and means Òwork,Ó is a prolific writer of novels, plays, essays and childrenÕs literature. Many of these have skewered the harsh sociopolitical conditions of post-Colonial Kenya, where he was born, imprisoned by the government and forced into exile.

His recent works have been among his most highly acclaimed and include what some consider his finest novel, ÒMurogi wa KagogoÓ (ÒWizard of the CrowÓ), a sweeping 2006 satire about globalization that he wrote in his native Gikuyu language. In his 2009 book ÒSomething Torn & New: An African Renaissance,Ó Ngugi argues that a resurgence of African languages is necessary to the restoration of African wholeness.

ÒI use the novel form to explore issues of wealth, power and values in society and how their production and organization in society impinge on the quality of a peopleÕs spiritual life,Ó he has said.

Romeo-Mark’s If Only the Dust Would Settle, Selected Poems: A Review

Written on:October 19, 2016
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Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle

Liberian U.S. writer Wesley’s latest book out

Written on:October 17, 2016
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Liberian Poet and Professor

Liberian Democracy Ambushed, a book review

Written on:October 1, 2016
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Political pundit and writer, Tewroh Wehtoe Sungbeh has followed up on his first book, Political Commentary and Reflections on Liberia (2014), as he published his second in 2016

Liberian Writer Ophelia Lewis: Life inspires me

Written on:September 25, 2016
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Ophelia Lewis, www.twiter.com

Liberian social justice advocate wants govt. of Liberia build modern libraries

Written on:September 14, 2016
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Musa Willie, founder and executive director of Education Care Africa,

Henries, prolific writer who wrote many books on Liberia

Written on:August 26, 2016
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Liberian writer Doris Banks Henries www.deutsche-digitale-bibliothek.de

Liberia: 11 Questions Vamba Sherif: Writer, Novelist

Written on:August 26, 2016
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Liberian writer Vamba Sheriff, recent Novel Bond to Secrecy , HopeRoad

BLACK RAIN IN BOMI: A LIBERIAN CIVIL WAR MOVIE

Written on:August 13, 2016
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MacCaulay is editor at www.liberianecho.com

Liberian-born executive chef, Thalmus’s culinary revolution

Written on:July 27, 2016
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MacCaulay is editor at www.liberianecho.com
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