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Little Liberia: An African Odyssey in New York City

by Jonny Steinberg - £12.99  Vintage (2012)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780099524229 | ISBN 10: 0099524228

On Park Hill Avenue in New York City, almost everyone is Liberian. Many fled here, survivors of a brutal civil war that claimed the lives of one in fourteen Liberians. But even an ocean away, the baggage of the past is difficult to leave behind. Steinberg spent two years in this close-knit neighbourhood, tracing the tensions between two men, Rufus and Jacob, with very different pasts but goals which were locked into a collision course.
 
As national dramas played out on a small stage thousands of miles from home, Steinberg takes up a remarkable story of a horrific and heart-wrenching war, and of the quest to be human in a world losing its humanity.

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In booklists: Experiences of War - Civilians, Liberia, USA & Africa,
In categories: Peace & Human Rights, World - Africa, World - North America,

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