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Liberia Flag The Republic of Liberia is a country in western Africa. It shares land borders with Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Sierra Leone, as well as having a coastline on the Atlantic Ocean.

As of 2009, the population of Liberia was estimated as being 3,955,000. The country's capital and largest city is Monrovia, which as of 2008, had an estimated population of 1,010,970.

Liberia Country Details


Country Name Liberia
Political Status Country
Geographic Location West Africa
Flag Liberia Flag
Principal Language English
Capital Monrovia


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Lonely Planet West Africa (Travel Guide)
By Lonely Planet, Michael Grosberg, Vesna Maric, Caroline Sieg & Regis St Louis

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Lonely Planet West Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore the Senegalese music scene in Dakar, sun yourself in the coastal paradise of Freetown, or hike through lush highlands in Kpalime; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of West Africa and begin your journey now!

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Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler's Guide to Liberian English
By John Mark Sheppard

Sheppard's Books
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"Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler’s Guide to Liberian English" is the brainchild of John Mark Sheppard, who moved with his family from the United States to Liberia when he was just three years old. He learned Liberian English as a second language as he spent his childhood and teen years immersed in the Liberian culture. After college in the United States, John Mark returned to Liberia and began a more formal study of Liberia’s history, customs and languages. In this truly fascinating book, John Mark combines his training in linguistics with an extensive knowledge of the language he has grown to love. Besides the more than one thousand helpful explanations of specific words or phrases, "Cracking the Code: The Confused Traveler’s Guide to Liberian English" includes a fascinating history of the people groups and languages of the region, a pronunciation guide, a list of Liberian proverbs and practical, how-to-avoid-embarrassing-yourself advice for Westerners.
Liberia: The Land, Its People, History and Culture
By Frank Sherman

Sherman Frank
Paperback (350 pages)

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This work is a general introduction to Liberia. It is comprehensive in scope covering a wide range of subjects from a historical and contemporary perspective. It is intended for members of the general public. But some members of the academic community may also find this work to be useful in their fields. Subjects covered include an overview of the country and its geography including all the regions - known as counties - and the different ethnic groups who live there. The work is also a historical study of Liberia since the founding of the country by freed black American slaves. One of the subjects covered in the book is the conflicts - including wars - the new black American settlers had with the indigenous people. The freed slaves who, together with their descendants, came to be known as Americo-Liberians, dominated the country and excluded the indigenous people from the government and other areas of national life for almost 160 years until the Americo-Liberian rulers were overthrown in a military coup in 1980. It was one of the bloodiest military coups in modern African history. The soldiers who overthrew the government were members of native tribes and were hailed as liberators by the indigenous people who had been dominated and had suffered discrimination at the hands of Americo-Liberians throughout the nation's history. Some of them were even sold into slavery in Panama by the Americo-Liberian rulers in the 1930s, prompting an investigation of the labour scandal by the League of Nations. Others were forced to work on various projects within Liberia itself and became virtual slaves in their own country. Americo-Liberians saw the natives as inferior to them and treated them that way. The mistreatment of the members of native tribes by the Americo-Liberians was one of the main reasons native soldiers of the Liberian army decided to overthrow the government. The book also covers the Liberian civil war which destroyed the country in the 1990s and early 2000s, a conflict which also had historical roots. The conflict is attributed to the inequalities between Americo-Liberians and the indigenous people which existed throughout the nation's history. But its immediate cause was the brutalities Liberians suffered under the military rulers who overthrew the Americo-Liberian-dominated government. Another major subject covered in the book is the ethnic composition of Liberia. The work looks at all the ethnic groups in the country and their home regions - counties - as well as their cultures, providing a comprehensive picture of life in contemporary times in Africa's oldest republic. The national culture of Liberia in general is also another subject addressed in the book. The author has also addressed another very important subject: indigenous forms of writing invented by the members of different tribes or ethnic groups in Liberia. The indigenous scripts are a major contribution to civilisation and Liberia stands out among all the countries on the African continent as the country which has the largest number of these forms of writing. People going to Liberia for the first time, and anybody else who wants to learn about this African country, may find this work to be useful.
Too Late to Turn Back: Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia (Penguin Travel Library)
By Barbara Greene

Penguin Books
Released: 1991-03-05
Paperback (240 pages)

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The story of Barbara Greene's travels with her cousin Graham Greene.
Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene
By Tim Butcher

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The audacious, gripping travelogue of a writer chasing the ghost of Graham Greene into the heart of Africa.

Of all the anarchic and war-torn African nations, none is more forbidding than Liberia, the land that nurtured child soldiers, the violent trade in "blood diamonds," even ritual murder. Graham Greene, in search of extreme adventure, ventured through its dense jungles to write the travel classic Journey Without Maps; three-quarters of a century later, Tim Butcher decided to follow Greene's footsteps, only to find the path even more ominous and overgrown than in his predecessor's day. Among the devils he encounters are masked sorcerers whose magical powers depend on cannibalism and missionaries long forgotten in the hinterland he traverses. Butcher, a former African correspondent for the London Telegraph and author of Blood River, his best-selling account of a dramatic journey through the Congo, has produced in this thrilling sequel a book that The Independent hails as "fascinating, harrowing, and eventful."
Journey Without Maps (Penguin Classics)
By Graham Greene

Greene, Graham/ Theroux, Paul (INT)
Released: 2006-06-27
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His mind crowded with vivid images of Africa, Graham Greene set off in 1935 to discover Liberia, a remote and unfamiliar republic founded for released slaves. Now with a new introduction by Paul Theroux, Journey Without Maps is the spellbinding record of Greene's journey. Crossing the red-clay terrain from Sierra Leone to the coast of Grand Bassa with a chain of porters, he came to know one of the few areas of Africa untouched by colonization. Western civilization had not yet impinged on either the human psyche or the social structure, and neither poverty, disease, nor hunger seemed able to quell the native spirit.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Travel Like a Local - Map of Monrovia: The Most Essential Monrovia (Liberia) Travel Map for Every Adventure
By Maxwell Fox

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Liberia (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Kate Thomas

Bradt Travel Guides
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War is over in Liberia and normality is returning to this beautiful but poverty-stricken west African nation. Bradt's "Liberia" takes travellers on a journey from the world-class beaches of Robertsport, through to the funky fishing village of Harper, where fishermen ply the waters of the Atlantic in traditional painted dugout canoes. It explores mangrove swamps, palm groves and rainforests, and leads the energetic to some of the best surfing spots in the world. Whether you're one of Liberia's aid workers looking to enjoy time off, a backpacker exploring the wild Lofa County, a business traveller looking for a top hotel or a surfer seeking an adrenaline rush, Bradt's "Liberia" leads the way. Kate Thomas is a travel writer, photographer and the only published international journalist based in Liberia. An experienced guidebook author, she also writes for UK daily newspapers and speaks the local language, Bassa.

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