Archive for May 2019

Once Upon West Africa

Once Upon West Africa is a collection of fifty Liberian folk tales that I collected as a Peace Corps Volunteer decades ago. None of the stories end with the words “and they all lived happily ever after.” The tales I collected as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia frequently taught a lesson where the evil, rotten, nasty person – usually that old trickster Spider – gets it in the end.

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