So Far to Run: The Memoir of Liberian Refugee Louise Geesedeh Barton

So Far to Run: The Memoir of Liberian Refugee Louise Geesedeh Barton

by Louise G. Barton

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So Far to Run: The Memoir of Liberian Refugee Louise Geesedeh Barton by Louise G. Barton

The captivating, inspiring true journey of Liberian refugee Louise Géesedeh Barton is recreated with vivid, haunting detail in this spellbinding memoir. For more than ten years, Louise spent her life on the run, hunted down as a member of the indigenous Krahn tribe, and as a distant relative of President Samuel K. Doe, who was assassinated during the civil war.

This engrossing first-hand account is the only memoir written by a woman of the hunted Krahn tribe, and is an inspiring testimony of the strength of the human spirit coupled with miraculous provision in the midst of unbearable hardships.

Louise’s authentic voice exposes immense love and hope for humanity, devoted passion and drive for her own life pursuits, a strong will to survive, and an unyielding faith. Her fluid, moving, and poignant narrative draws the reader in close to her every inhale and exhale, revealing a complex range of emotions and experiences; and in doing so, she paints a deeply holistic picture of her beautiful yet tragic motherland, Africa.

Captivating, horrifying, and beautiful, Louise’s story serves as a towering and timeless inspiration.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013228313
Publisher: Bascom Hill Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Louise G. Barton and her family currently reside in Atlanta. In addition to being an avid advocate and supporter of those who remain refugees unable to return to their homes, Louise often appears publicly to promote awareness of their plight.

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So Far to Run: The Memoir of Liberian Refugee Louise Geesedeh Barton 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author presents to us a troubling, yet timely personal account of a turbulent life in her beloved country, Africa. This page turner is a must read for all, particularly those who work with refugees in the USA and elsewhere. Louise¿s vivid and honest portrayal of her many obstacles will give professionals an understanding of the emotional scars and needs of those they encounter. Her unwavering faith in the midst of death, destruction and heartache gives us all hope. I am eagerly awaiting the movie sequel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So Far To Run is a beautifully written book that is often sad, at times horrifying but ultimately, very inspiring.  Throughout her book, Louise Barton shows her love and faith in God as an undeniably divine force helps her through her struggles.  Her devotion and ability to make the best of the worse will move the heart of whoever reads this book.  Being separated from her mother as a young child, witnessing murder in front of her eyes and even at one point being wrongfully thrown in jail, Louise Barton is a true survivor.  I strongly recommend this book.