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Liberia's Deadest Ends
     

Liberia's Deadest Ends

by Martina Nicolls
 

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Liberia's Deadest Ends is a novel based on fact. It is about trust and truth: what or whom to trust, and when. Truth in Liberia during the civil war had become distorted, embellished, abandoned, and abused out of bravado, fear, shame, or self-protection. No one seemed to know the difference between truth and rumor anymore.

The novel is set in Liberia from 2004

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Liberia's Deadest Ends is a novel based on fact. It is about trust and truth: what or whom to trust, and when. Truth in Liberia during the civil war had become distorted, embellished, abandoned, and abused out of bravado, fear, shame, or self-protection. No one seemed to know the difference between truth and rumor anymore.

The novel is set in Liberia from 2004 to 2012, after the declaration of peace and the end of two protracted and bloody civil wars: December 1989-1997 and 1999-2003. The country is recovering economically and mentally through government stabilization and services; recording Truth and Reconciliation statements of human rights violations; and the criminal trial of former president, Charles Taylor.

Jorja Himmermann, an international aid worker, monitors the resurgence of education programs, peace building, community development, child labor, and the protection of former child soldiers.

As the country's past truths are revealed, Jorja seeks her own truths: of elusive pygmy hippos; the burns on her driver's body; the extradition of her British friend; and her relationship with an enigmatic Moroccan journalist. It reveals whom Jorja can really trust.

Martina Nicolls writes from her own experiences as an independent aid worker in developing countries, primarily in post-conflict countries and those with transitional or emerging governments. She advises donor agencies, provides technical assistance, and evaluates humanitarian and development programs. She lives in Canberra, Australia.

Publisher's Website: http://sbpra.com/MartinaNicolls
Author Websites: http://www.martinanicolls.net and http://martinasblogs.blogspot.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781622127009
Publisher:
Strategic Book Group, LLC
Publication date:
10/10/2012
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)

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