Monthly Archives: October 2017

All Hallows’ Eve

A colony of bats going a-souling as twilight settles over the African forest.

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courting Plantain Eaters

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Fante Beach, Westpoint

Monrovia, Liberia.     A hot, sun-filled afternoon sees fish arrive from the sea to Fante Beach in Westpoint. Today, dolphinfish arrive to market.

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Drawing a crowd on Broad Street

Monrovia, Liberia.    Hey! ‘member me? ‘member me?! A soldier is in my face, so close I step back to have a better look. Now I see my friend “Special Forces”. He is lively and has drawn a crowd on Broad Street … Continue reading

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Sititunga taken from the wild

“Buy my red deer?” Two young men approached as I passed on the street. The unfortunate Sititunga calf was hot, dehydrated, and nearly frightened to death. Doubly unfortunate, its mother was likely killed either by snare or gun, and this calf … Continue reading

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beware the country devil

“Wen de devil come fron een de bush, yor wa ain een de Poro muh go eenside yo hus befo he kesh you!” (Cracking the Code). A country devil, allegedly from Nimba County, Liberia, passing on the street in Sinkor, … Continue reading

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post Election, Liberia

After Election Day, Liberians get back to business. And sports.

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October 10, 2017, Election Day, Liberia.

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political rally, Monrovia, Liberia

Friday, October 6, 2017 As a non-voting foreign resident of Monrovia, I make no endorsements of candidates.

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election excitement, Monrovia, Liberia

With Presidential and Representative elections scheduled for Tuesday, October 10, enthusiasm fills the streets of Monrovia. Parades, rallies, leaflets, megaphones on motorbikes, all focus is on their candidate to elect. Voter registration, which took place in February, 2017, issued voter … Continue reading

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