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 Geesedeh Barton


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

A gripping memoir-brimming with authenticity, raw emotion, and unyielding faith-of the more than ten years Louise Géesedeh Barton spent on the run, hunted down as Liberian refugee of the indigenous Krahn tribe.

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

ISBN-13: 9781935098928
Publisher: Bascom Hill Books
Publication date: 12/06/2011
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction x

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Destiny 1

Chapter 2 Servant Girl 13

Chapter 3 Eternal Love 28

Chapter 4 God's Little Dreamer 45

Chapter 5 Presidential Palace 56

Chapter 6 Unexpected Visitor 73

Chapter 7 Death to All Krahns 83

Chapter 8 No President, No Capital 97

Chapter 9 Unleashed Horror 107

Chapter 10 Death March 120

Chapter 11 Nightmare 136

Chapter 12 Arrested and Flogged 152

Chapter 13 Torrential Downpour 162

Chapter 14 Against All Odds 172

Chapter 15 The Old Soldier 191

Chapter 16 Thrown into Jail 200

Chapter 17 Blue Skies 214

Chapter 18 Liberty Lady 231

About the Author 245

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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.