Living Liberia: Laughter, Love & Folly

Living Liberia Laughter Love Folly In the winter of his th year Robert Cherry a journalist and the author of the definitive biography of an American sports legend Wilt Chamberlain made a return visit to Africa His destination was

  • Title: Living Liberia: Laughter, Love & Folly
  • Author: Robert Cherry
  • ISBN: 9780991386451
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the winter of his 39th year, Robert Cherry, a journalist and the author of the definitive biography of an American sports legend Wilt Chamberlain , made a return visit to Africa His destination was the village in the Liberian rain forest where, fourteen years before, he had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer the first American to live there.The result is Living LiberiIn the winter of his 39th year, Robert Cherry, a journalist and the author of the definitive biography of an American sports legend Wilt Chamberlain , made a return visit to Africa His destination was the village in the Liberian rain forest where, fourteen years before, he had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer the first American to live there.The result is Living Liberia, which introduces the reader to a charming, exotic and unforgettable land, although given Liberia s history it seems that God himself, at times, has forgotten it.The book evokes the author s special and enduring relationship with, and his sharp observations about, the country and its people, including Liberia s unique history it was founded by freed American slaves the challenges of living in a village for almost two years without electricity and running water and teaching with a principal who made up national holidays Moreover, it depicts the education of a young American in tribal rituals, sexual s and, not least, his encounters with a memorable gallery of African idealists and rogues Moving, funny and informative is how one reviewer described the author s earlier work, fitting words as well for Living Liberia.

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    1. I was born and bred in Philadelphia, although I have been fortunate enough to have traveled the world My late sister imbued me with a love of good writing and of course good reads After two years teaching English in the African bush, I returned to America, where I entered journalism, eventually working as a reporter or editor at four newspapers, including the Arizona Republic, and my freelance work has appeared in The New York Times and The Jerusalem Post, among other publications Both of my books are about Philadelphians the great basketball player, Wilt Chamberlain and my parents, Joe and Mary Cherry Granted that, unlike Wilt, neither of my parents ever led the NBA in rebounding and scoring nevertheless, they are still worth getting to know and reading about which people can do through Cherry Delight A Family Memoir.

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