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Land of My Fathers

by Vamba Sherif

Recommended by RHL

From Amazon: The proud Republic of Liberia was founded in the 19th century with the triumphant return of the freed slaves from America to Africa. Once back “home,” however, these Americo-Liberians had to integrate with the resident tribes—who did not want or welcome them. Against a background of French and British colonialists busily carving up Mother Africa, while local tribes were still unashamedly trading in slaves . . . the vulnerable newcomers felt trapped and out of place. Where men should have stood shoulder to shoulder, they turned on each other instead.


The Dragons, The Giant, The Women: A Memoir

by Wayétu Moore

Recommended by RHL

From Amazon: When Wayétu Moore turns five years old, her father and grandmother throw her a big birthday party at their home in Monrovia, Liberia, but all she can think about is how much she misses her mother, who is working and studying in faraway New York. Before she gets the reunion her father promised her, war breaks out in Liberia. The family is forced to flee their home on foot, walking and hiding for three weeks until they arrive in the village of Lai. Finally, a rebel soldier smuggles them across the border to Sierra Leone, reuniting the family and setting them off on yet another journey, this time to the United States.

War Is Not Over When It’s Over: Women Speak Out from the Ruins of War

by Ann Jones

Recommended by RHL

From the renowned authority on domestic violence, a startlingly original inquiry into the aftermath of wars and their impact on the least visible victims: women.

In 2007, the International Rescue Committee, which brings relief to countries in the wake of war, wanted to understand what really happened to women in war zones. Answers came through the point and click of a digital camera. On behalf of the IRC, Ann Jones spent two years traveling through Africa, East Asia, and the Middle East, giving cameras to women who had no other means of telling the world what war had done to their lives.

The photography project—which moved from Liberia to Syria and points in between—quickly broadened to encompass the full consequences of modern warfare for the most vulnerable. Even after the definitive moments of military victory, women and children remain blighted by injury and displacement and are the most affected by the destruction of communities and social institutions. And along with peace often comes worsening violence against women, both domestic and sexual.

Dramatic and compelling, animated by the voices of brave and resourceful women, War Is Not Over When It’s Over shines a powerful light on a phenomenon that has long been cast in shadow.

The story features the resilient women of Kolahun, Liberia, who found their voice, told their story, and stepped away from victimhood, stronger and more resolute.


Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Recommended by RHL

From Amazon: Pray the Devil Back to Hell tells the remarkable story of Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee and the courageous Liberian women who came together to pray, protest, and bring about a peaceful end to a bloody civil war. This inspiring film from Academy Award-nominated director Gini Reticker and acclaimed producer Abigail E. Disney shows how grassroots activism can alter the history of nations.

Liberia: An Uncivil War

Recommended by RHL

From Amazon: In the summer of 2003, Liberia, America s oldest African ally, is in total chaos. Stunning in its access and images, Liberia: An Uncivil War offers a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the internecine military conflict that destroyed the nation.


Provenient Grace

Juli Endee

Juli Endee is a staff favorite at RHL

African Dance

Juli Endee

Juli Endee is a staff favorite at RHL