2017 Liberian presidency Mr. Boakai has yet to put forward a sensible and comprehensive platform

Written on:November 1, 2016
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By Tewroh-Wehtoe Sungbeh

The Liberian Community Center in the metro Atlanta suburb of Liburn, Georgia bears his name.

To most Liberians, it is simply the ‘Community Center.” To his diehard supporters who lobbied to put his name on the building that represents the aspirations of Liberians in the State of Georgia, it is the “Joseph N. Boakai Liberian Community Center.” The vice president’s supporters lobbied for his name to emblazon on the community center during the administration of Leo Mulbah, after Liberians were told that Mr. Boakai donated the initial seed money that gave birth to the founding of the center that is too expensive to maintain.

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African and Caribbean Literature: Romeo Mark A Lifetime of Writing

Written on:October 27, 2016
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Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle

Born in Antigua, West Indies, Althea Romeo-Mark is an educator and writer who grew up in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. She has lived and taught in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA, Liberia (1976-1990), London, England (1990-1991), and in Switzerland since 1991. She earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from the University of the Virgin Islands and an M.A. in Modern American Literature from Kent State University, U.S.A….

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Liberia Lone Stars Winger Laffor Wins CAF Championship With Sundowns

Written on:October 26, 2016
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Mamelodi Sundowns held out after being under siege for almost 90 minutes to be crowned as the African champions for 2016 after restricting hosts Zamalek of Egypt to a 1-0 win in the second leg of the Champions League in Alexandria on Sunday. It meant Sundowns won 3-1 on aggregate after a convincing first leg triumph in Atteridgeville last Saturday.

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The tallest statue in Africa: the African Renaissance Monument in Senegal (PHOTOS)

Written on:October 25, 2016
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African Renaissance Monument in Senegal

“The African Renaissance Monument (French: Le Monument de la Renaissance Africaine) is a 49 meter tall bronze statue located on top of one of the twin hills known as Collines des Mamelles, outside Dakar, Senegal. Built overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in the Ouakam suburb, the statue was designed by the Senegalese architect Pierre Goudiaby after an idea presented by president Abdoulaye Wade and built by Mansudae Overseas Projects, a company…

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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.

  By Devapriya Roy Thiong’o writing of resistance is memorable, he abjured English as the coloniser’s tongue, and wrote his first novel in prison on toilet paper

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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

  By Valerie Knowles-Combie Althea Romeo-Mark’s collection of selected poems, If Only the Dust Would Settle, is the outgrowth of a series of poetry readings, commissioned by VITA (Verein fur Interkulturelle Treffpunkte und Anlaufstellen), an “umbrella organization that focuses on the integration of immigrants in Switzerland.” Romeo-Mark’s introduction explains that her poems are connected to a personal essay.

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

Written on:October 17, 2016
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Liberian Poet and Professor

Penn State Altoona—Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, associate professor of English, has published her fifth book of poems, When the Wanderers Come Home, which documents post-war Liberia and the struggles of that country trying to recover from over a decade of war. The book was solicited by the African Poetry Book Series’ editor, Kwame Dawes, and was jointly published by the African Poetry Book Fund and the University of Nebraska Press. Jabbeh…

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Liberia sad story and long history of suffering

Written on:October 11, 2016
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Liberian Congress for Democratic Change

I have parted company in the quest to make comrade George Weah President of Liberia in the upcoming 2017 elections. And I wish him all the best in his presidential sojourn if he is really into it with sincerity, uncompromising principles, and the struggle of the Liberian people being placed first.

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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

by ralph geeplay 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. Aptly titled, the name of the book is a forerunner of what to expect in these pages. Liberian Democracy Ambushed is a well-timed critique about Liberia, its leaders and the shady concessions the writer says has made these past…

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Liberian Writer Ophelia Lewis: Life inspires me

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

      Strafford Zeon I had no idea, but wanted to find out more, so I asked her for an interview. I recently became a member of a closed writer’s group she established on social media. As any person would do, I wanted to learn more about the group’s administrator; so I viewed her profile. As a person who loves to read, the more I examined about the Blogger,…

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