The Dowry Of Virgins
The Dowry of Virgins: and other stories
Author: Ophelia S. Lewis
Publish: 2011
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Format: ebook, Paperback
ISBN: 9780975360927
Pages: 152

In this collection of seven imaginative short stories; themes represented in the work are of African and Liberian cultural influence. It seeks to explore within African settings the emotions of ordinary people when they face extraordinary situations. The emotions range from love, hate, greed, envy, and fear. A New Chief for Gwapala, What the Moon Leaves Behind, Songs of the Pepper Birds, The Dowry of Virgins, Obikai’s Heart, Common Threads, and Cries of the Pepper Birds.

Author Details:

Ophelia S. Lewis is the CEO of the Liberia Literary Society organization, which provides resources to preserve Liberia’s literary works, advance girls’ education and youth development. Giving children a chance to learn is one of the most urgent priorities in Liberia. As a published author and humanitarian, Lewis takes on the dire, yet fulfilling task of giving children an opportunity to start a solid educational journey. Hopefully, the synergy of Liberia Literary Society and Village Tales Publishing will produce effective results for students. Quality education is key to any society’s success; this ignites Lewis’ passion for writing children’s books.