Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Liberia on September 25, 2008|
1 Comment »
Accused of some of the worst crimes against humanity during the Liberian civil war, Micheal Davies also known as Sundaygar Dearboy has emerge as one one of the most successful artist on the Liberian Music scene.
The traditional music maestro, since the success of his last albulm entitle Baejay have since toured, the United States and Europe where he thrilled his audience at every performance. Sundaygar’s tour took him to several states; including Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania.
here is one of my favorite song from the talented singer….
Sundaygar was born on July 20, 1972, in Grand Bassa county. he became a household name in Liberia during the 2005 presidential elections when he released the prophetic song ‘Ellen will win’.
Read Full Post »
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Liberia on September 24, 2008|
3 Comments »
The trial of the former commander of the so called anti terrorist unit and the son of the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, begins in Miami today.
Charles MacArthur Emmanuel, also known as Charles “Chuckie” Taylor Jr., is set to go on trial as prosecutors test, for the first time, a 1994 law making it a crime for U.S. citizens to commit torture overseas.
Federal prosecutors say chuckie poured molten plastic on the skin of the regime’s opponents, rubbed salt in their wounds and shocked them with electricity during a horrific three-year campaign of intimidation in Liberia.
the indictment also indicated that Chuckie brutalized at least seven people by pressing hot irons on their flesh, shocking them, and even shoveling stinging ants on one naked victim who was forced into a dirt pit.
One by one these assholes will pay for the thousands of lives they took, and the chaos they and their band of criminals brought to Liberia, and west Africa during their so called war of liberation. i feel no pity whatsoever for them,How dare they destroy my country, how dare they soil the name of homeland.
an eye for an eye, and i hope they all die painfully.
Read Full Post »
Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Liberia on September 11, 2008|
2 Comments »
I am so excited, i just got a copy of Liberian author and journalist Helene Cooper’s new memoir entitle The House on Sugar Beach. The book is so good i am already half way through it.
Helene tells a vivid story about her life growing up at Sugar Beach, a twenty-two-room mansion by the sea. Her childhood was filled with servants, flashy cars, a villa in Spain, and a farmhouse up-country. When Helene was eight, the Coopers took in a foster child — a common custom among the Liberian elite or congo people. Eunice, a Bassa girl, suddenly became known as “Mrs. Cooper’s daughter.” Helene like my mother is of Americo-Liberian or congo origin descendants of free slaves who left the United States in the late 1800s and founded Liberia.
For years the Cooper daughters — Helene, her sister Marlene, and Eunice — blissfully enjoyed the trappings of wealth and advantage. But on April 12, 1980, a group of soldiers staged a coup d’état, assassinating President William Tolbert and executing his cabinet. The Coopers and the entire Congo class were now the hunted, being imprisoned, shot, tortured, and raped. Helene, Marlene, and their mother fled Sugar Beach, and then Liberia, for America. They left Eunice behind.
I thought the book was well-written and thought provoking, and though i was only a kid of about 3 or 4 years old when the coup that Helene describe in the book took place,i can still relate to her story, because i remember how scared my parents were during those days too. I know the places she talks about, like Sophies icecream shop to Relda cenema and to Ceasar’s Beach.
The book is a good read, it is a story every Liberian Can relate to,but above all the book reminds you that no matter how long or how far away from home you are, you will always be connected someway somehow to the land of your birth.
Read Full Post »