Tag Archives: Africa

Barack Obama International Foundation School, Paynesville, Liberia.

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family life, Paynesville, Liberia

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Dancing with a Gio Devil

A Gio Devil dances along Sekou Toure Avenue in the Mamba Point neighborhood of Monrovia. Devils are part of Liberian culture. The counties throughout Liberia, and their resident cultures, have variations on the country devil theme and bestow upon their activities … Continue reading

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Rose-ringed parakeet

Look up! Through the trees. The clamor of Rose-ringed parakeets precedes their arrival as small flocks cruise above the canopy looking for a perch.

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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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