She Would Be King

A novel of exhilarating range, magical realism, and history a dazzling retelling of Liberia s formation n nWay tu Moore s powerful debut novel, She Would Be King, reimagines the dramatic story of Liberia s early years through three unforgettable characters who share an uncommon bond Gbessa, exiled f

Journey Without Maps

His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, n Journey Without Maps n is the spellbinding record of Greene s journey Crossing the red clay t

The Darling

Set in Liberia and the United States from 1975 through 1991, The Darling is the story of Hannah Musgrave, a political radical and member of the Weather Underground n nHannah flees America for West Africa, where she and her Liberian husband become friends of the notorious warlord and ex president, Cha

Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa's Fighting Spirit

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa s cruellest contemporary icons This travel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a different moment in its his

A Marker to Measure Drift

A New York Times Notable BookA hypnotic, spellbinding novel set in Greece and Africa, where a young Liberian woman reckons with a haunted past On a remote island in the Aegean, Jacqueline is living alone in a cave accessible only at low tide With nothing to protect her from the elements, and wit

Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge

A haunting account of one man s determination and the struggles of a people living in a deeply troubled country Booklist n n n nWhen William Powers went to Liberia as a fresh faced aid worker in 1999, he was given the mandate to fight poverty and save the rainforest It wasn t long before Powers saw h

The Dragons, the Giant, the Women: A Memoir

An engrossing memoir of escaping the First Liberian Civil War and building a life in the United States n nWhen Way tu 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

And Still Peace Did Not Come: A Memoir of Reconciliation

When bullets hit Agnes Kamara Umunna s home in Monrovia, Liberia, she and her father hastily piled whatever they could carry into their car and drove toward the border, along with thousands of others An army of children was approaching, under the leadership of Charles Taylor It seemed like the end