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11 edition of A Liberian family found in the catalog.

A Liberian family

by Stephen Chicoine

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Published by Lerner Publications in Minneapolis, MN .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Houston (Tex.),
  • Liberia,
  • Texas,
  • Houston
    • Subjects:
    • Liberian American families -- Texas -- Houston -- Juvenile literature,
    • Liberian Americans -- Texas -- Houston -- Juvenile literature,
    • Political refugees -- Texas -- Houston -- Juvenile literature,
    • Political refugees -- Liberia -- Juvenile literature,
    • Liberian Americans,
    • Refugees,
    • Houston (Tex.) -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature,
    • Liberia -- History -- Civil War, 1989-

    • About the Edition

      Describes the events that led to civil war in the West African republic of Liberia and the efforts of one Liberian family to emigrate to the United States and rebuild their lives in Houston, Texas.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.

      Statementby Stephen Chicoine.
      SeriesJourney between two worlds
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsF394.H89 L53 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination64 p. :
      Number of Pages64
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL979391M
      ISBN 100822534118
      LC Control Number96016739
      OCLC/WorldCa34583962

      50 geography and peopleS1 Liberia is located on the Atlantic coast in West Africa and encompasses a territory of 43, square miles.1 The country shares borders with Sierra Leone to the northwest, Guinea to the north, and Côte d’Ivoire to the east.2 The country is rich in natural resources including iron ore, timber, diamonds, and gold, and provides a favorable environment for growing File Size: 1MB. Liberia is a country in West Africa which was founded by free people of color from the United emigration of free people of color, and later former slaves, was funded and organized by the American Colonization Society (ACS). The mortality rate of these settlers was the highest in .

      Get this from a library! Trans-Atlantic sojourners: the story of an Americo-Liberian family. [Neely Young] -- Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic Sojourners enters this. Save 84% off the newsstand price! In the front parlor of a dilapidated mansion with a god’s-eye view of the Atlantic a group of young men huddle around a light fixture that washed in from the.

      - Explore princesssar's board "Liberian Recipes" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Recipes, African food, West african food pins. Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic Sojourners enters this history through the experiences of one Americo-Liberian family. M. Neely Young introduces us to two patriarchs, both former slaves--Othello Richards of Rockbridge County, Virginia, and.


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“America's ugly affair with slavery produced an illegitimate child, the nation of Liberia. James Ciment's book is a stunning portrait of both Americas, the superpower and the outcast 'child'--a nation we fostered, abused, and used, and that now thrives despite it by: 7. A Liberian family.

[Stephen Chicoine] -- Describes the events that led to civil war in the West African republic of Liberia and the efforts of one Liberian family to immigrate to the United States and rebuild their lives in Houston, Texas.

A Liberian Family (Book): Chicoine, Stephen: Describes the events that led to civil war in the West African republic of Liberia and the efforts of one Liberian family to emigrate to the United States and rebuild their lives in Houston, Texas.

“By Apthirty-four cases and six deaths from Ebola in Liberia were recorded. By mid-June, 16 more people died. At the time it was thought to be malaria but when seven more people died the following month tests showed that was the Ebola virus.

Author Stephen Chicoine, in his book, A Liberian Family, writes about a Liberian family who fled to the United States in to escape the civil war. Chicoine details their new life in Houston, Texas, including problems adjusting to living in a small apartment, low-wage jobs for the adults, and isolation from their A Liberian family book.

Since most of these books list the tribes of Liberia to be 16, that’s the number I agree with. The 16 tribes make up about 95% of the population; the Americo-Liberians are % (descendants of the Settlers from the U.S. and the remaining percentage consists of the Congo People, those from the Caribbean and other African countries.

Nevertheless, Liberia’s high maternal mortality rate remains among the world’s worst; it reflects a high unmet need for family planning services, frequency of early childbearing, lack of quality obstetric care, high adolescent fertility, and a low proportion of births attended by a medical professional.

Before you check out this dictionary, why not learn more about Universal Outreach's work in Liberia. Liberian English is quite distinct from British or American usage.

It has some archaic American expressions held over from the “pioneers” of the s (like “vexed” for angry), but also has some British and other diverse expressions. A list of most typical Liberian names. Get interesting stats about each name and easily add names to your list as you go.

recommendations. namebook. by country. random. about. contact. search. My name list. Your name list is ready. like a name to add it to your list. Girl names. Boy names back. FIND NAMES FASTER Let us guess the names you. nous Liberians, and indigenous Liberian children raised by Americo-Liberian families (a system known as wardship).

The overwhelming majority (about 97%) of the Liberian population is indige-nous; Americo-Liberians make up the remaining 3%. The indigenous groups speak languages belonging to the Niger-Congo family of African languages,File Size: KB.

Liberian Culture. Liberia is located in West Africa and is about the size of the state of Tennessee. It is a country home to lush rainforests, tropical birds, and beaches with ample surfing opportunities.

Indigenous ethnic groups make up nearly all of Liberia’s population, the largest being Kpelle (20 percent). A Liberian high school student can more eff ectively communicate through written English than oral communication.

Family Life Th e Liberian household consists of members of the immediate and extended family. Th e number of people living in a typical household varies according to the family File Size: 78KB. Liberia. Educated people frequently switch between the creole form and the more standard English promoted by schools.

Men tend to have more facility with both standard and creole English than do women, reflecting men's greater access to formal education and urban mores. Symbolism. For the untrained ears (depends on whether you are reading yourself or hearing the narrative) this article might quickly pass off as an explicit summary of Liberia’s history relating to “Medusa” et al.

but this is an online version of a literary masterpiece compressing contemporary Liberian history with an accent on the state of “affairs” of our beloved nation, the land of the Author: Bai Best. The first African novel is said to have been written by a Liberian writer, Joseph Walters, in The novel was Guanya Pau, a story of an African Princess.

If you add the names of other Liberian writers such as the renown Pan-African nationalist, Wilmot Blyden, Edwin Barclay, Hilary Teage, who wrote the Liberian National. An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Liberian ancestors lived in harsh conditions.

A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names.

Mrs. Chicken and the Hungry Crocodile  is a Liberian folktale by Won-Ldy Paye (of the Dan people in northeastern Liberia) and Margaret H. Lippert. When chicken was admiring her reflection in the water, a crocodile snaps her up and brings her home for dinner.

Your kids will love the clever chicken who outsmarts the crocodile. Liberia: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress) Update: A Guide to the Liberian Legal System and Legal Research (external link) (GlobaLex) World Legal Information Institute: Liberia (external link) (WorldLII) World Legal Materials from Africa: Liberia (external link) (Cornell Legal Information Institute) Back to Top.

General Sources. The Liberian Corporate Registry has earned international recognition from business investment professionals, financial institutions and corporate secretarial firms for its historical commitment to legal stability, significant investments in advanced information technologies, and devotion to providing first-class corporate services to clients world-wide.

Now she's back with her second book, "Dream Country." It follows several generations of a Liberian and Liberian-American family as they struggle .Edward Wilmot Blyden (3 August – 7 February ) was an educator, writer, diplomat, and politician primarily in in the West Indies, he joined the free black immigrants from the United States who migrated to the region.

He taught for five years in the British West African Colony of Sierra Leone in the early 20th century. His writings on pan-Africanism were influential in Nationality: Liberian.Guide to Liberia ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.