A tribute to Rev. J. Emmanuel Bowier, former information minister who passed away on June 27 at the age of 71.
Film Review: The Land Beneath Our Feet – A Meandering but Meritorious Documentary
A review of the hour-long documentary ‘The Land Beneath Our Feet,’ which can be freely streamed on Amazon Prime.
OP-ED: Recalling Its Ebola Hysteria Would Help the U.S. Better Confront the Coronavirus
Much like the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Ebola revealed global inequities and exerted a debilitating psychological drag alongside its medical effects. My fellow Americans, who were so quick to condemn West Africa(ns) during the Ebola crisis, would be well served to recall their recent alarm as they struggle to address the Coronavirus.
Global Racial Justice Protests and Liberia’s Historiography: An Update
In June, I penned a piece for The Bush Chicken which speculated on the possible ramifications of the rising global prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement for Liberia’s historiography. Since that time, issues of race and decolonization have maintained great prominence in global discourse. Within these discussions have been numerous evocations of Haiti and…
Preserving Liberian Presidential History: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Clapham
As Liberia seeks to turn a corner in the consolidation of its democratic system, the preservation of the work and legacies of its leaders will become an increasingly germane issue. The Bush Chicken spoke with Christopher Clapham, a political scientist, about his experience reviewing President William V. S. Tubman’s presidential papers at the request of the late president’s widow, Antoinette Tubman.
Book Review: Wayétu Moore’s Journey Among Heroes and Dragons
A book review of Wayétu Moore’s debut memoir, “The Dragons, the Giant, the Women.”
OP-ED: Global Racial Justice Protests – Implications for Liberia’s Historiography?
Will this new shift in racial discourse lead to more sympathetic or nuanced considerations of Liberia’s early leadership and the long-ruling True Whig Party?
Episcopal Layman, Academic Doyen: A Conversation with Dr. D. Elwood Dunn on his Latest Work
The prominent Liberian scholar, D. Elwood Dunn, has a new book out this month. Dr. Dunn’s new History of the Episcopal Church of Liberia Since 1980: A Sequel comes nearly two decades after the release of his first history of the church, covering 1821-1980.