Author Archives: Brooks Marmon

OP-ED: Recalling Its Ebola Hysteria Would Help the U.S. Better Confront the Coronavirus

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.

Dining Out in the Fish Market – Vamoma Corridor

Among the modest flurry of new Western-style fast food joints that seem to have popped up along Tubman Boulevard in my absence, I only sampled two, roughly across from each other, around the Airfield Junction. This review discusses the latest outpost of the Monroe Chicken empire and the rather more upmarket The Hub Diner (an incongruous name), which boasts similar offerings.

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