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Liberia: A Preface to Liberia’s Complicated Biography

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Liberia, History, Politics

Robtel Pailey discusses Liberia's complicated biography [1]: “April 12, 1980 is often described as the beginning of Liberia’s end. I think of it as the preface to Liberia’s long, complicated biography, the beginning of our awakening. It was a day when our pomp and circumstance left a deafening echo; when we were all exposed, laid bear by the realization that being the first African republic meant nothing in the grand scheme of things.”