Liberia for a while

eBook (PDF), 214 Pages
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In the 1960s mahogany and luxurious veneers were being exported to the world from rain forests in Africa. One company operated in Liberia and a young man went out on contract to work on a pilot scheme. Later his family would join him and their experience of living in the Liberian bush, getting to know and love the people, would remain with them for the rest of their lives. The bush Liberians were poor, but they had something that singled them out, they had personality and many of them were the unforgettable characters that magazines talk about. These are the anecdotes and stories that were collected during the time spent in the bush. Some will make you laugh and others will make you cry, but it was essentially a happy time and you will enjoy the tales that are told.
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  • By Myfanwy Johns
    Oct 23, 2009
    I have to confess that I had a finger in this book as I prepared it for publication. Usually when I do that, I zip through the book making sure that the layout is OK and a few other odds and ends and off it goes. But in this case, I got engrossed in the book with its cast of real characters that you wouldn't have believed if they were in fiction. Liberia for a While should be essential reading for anyone contemplating going to work in a remote and rather primitive country. It is a chronological collection of anecdotes, some hilarious, some touching of what happened to the Johns family during their time in Liberia. Myfanwy Johns has the knack of describing people and her surroundings colourfully without overstating her case. She treats her characters fairly, even the ones she clearly wasn't all that fond of. Read it as fiction if you like - it's a darn good story!
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Myfanwy Johns
September 28, 2011
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