Monrovia Rain
Monrovia Rain and Other Stories
Author: Augustus Y. Voahn , Elma Shaw , Gii-Hne S. Russell , M. Woryonwon Roberts , Vamba Sherif
Publish: 2018
Publisher: Cotton Tree Press
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1945408335
Pages: 112
Description:

Monrovia Rain and Other Stories Lost and Found offers moving perspectives on day-to-day life in the throes, and in the aftermath, of the civil war that affected every Liberian in some way. The authors portray tension within families, the hustle out on the streets, the plight of street children, the exploitation of young women, and the continuous search for answers and closure. This short but powerful collection, along with the authors' reflections on their stories, will help you understand the people who lived through the conflict just a little bit more.

Author Details:

Augustus Y. Voahn was born in Zuolay, Nimba County, in the northeastern region of Liberia. He has a B.Sc. in Social Work from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences and has worked in many rural communities in Liberia. His areas of focus include community development, child protection, women's empowerment, and girls' education. Voahn is the author of three books for children - Under the Bridge, Swimming at Ten, Ballah Makes Shapes, and Uncle Jallah Will Fix It.

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Elma Shaw experienced a coup d'état and civil war in Liberia that set her on a path to explore and write about issues of peace and justice. Her award-winning novel, Redemption Road, with a foreword by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, inspired a documentary about women fighters who survived the war. A long-time champion for women and girls, she recently worked with The What To Expect Foundation as the lead writer for Big Belly Business - the Liberian women's guide to a healthy pregnancy. Elma currently lives in Rwanda with her husband and two children, where she is working on a new book and helping Africa's game changers become authors too.

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Gii-Hne Russell was born in Bong Mines, Bong County, and studied Library Science at Stella Maris Polytechnic. He is the author of several children's books and has poems and a short story published in A Day Under the Palaver Hut - an anthology by Critical Thinking Liberia (CT-L)

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Vamba Sherif was born in Liberia and spent parts of his youth in Kuwait. He fled the First Gulf War and settled in Syria, and then in The Netherlands, where he studied Law. His novels include Land of My Fathers, Bound to Secrecy, and The Black Napoleon. His work has been translated into many languages. Sherif reviews music and films and collects rare books on Africa.