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among the Kola wooded area and the Salty Sea finds the long-hidden tale of these who lived within the quarter sooner than Liberia was once created. listed here are many of the inspiring revelations it contains:* the various languages and ethnic teams of Liberia proportion a typical root.* The barkless "kaykay" puppy present in Liberian villages have been a favourite puppy of historic Egyptian pharaohs.* Kola - as soon as used as an component in smooth beverages - was once chanced on via the ancestors of Liberians.* Early ecu explorers realized from early Liberian seafarers easy methods to navigate a few risky currents and winds of the Atlantic Ocean.* Rice growers from West Africa's "Grain Coast" helped train american citizens tips to develop rice. this day, the U.S. exports rice to West Africa, together with Liberia.Between the Kola woodland and the Salty Sea took 30 years of analysis and makes use of files first released in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and French. It attracts on oral traditions, archaeological digs, historic linguistics, reviews of cultural styles embedded in mask and different kinds of fabric tradition, neighborhood and continental histories, or even organic anthropology. simply as West African farmers burn a box to take away weeds, among the Kola wooded area and the Salty Sea demolishes many unfavorable stereotypes. for hundreds of years, African cultures were portrayed as "strange," "weird," even "evil" by using phrases like "fetish," "witch," and "country devil." as a substitute, the e-book makes use of extra impartial phrases to explain African tradition, similar to ethnic workforce (not "tribe") and effort or strength (not "spirit"). This e-book will swap Liberian historical past - and Liberians - for good!

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