Cherbo Geeplay, Liberian Listener Artists & Reviews 

Cherbo Geeplay’s poetry:  like full-blooming tropical flowers

  By Dag Walker   Most of us are far too busy organizing the latest details of the upcoming quarterly financial report for corporate headquarters to piss away our time on things like soul auscultation. Bills to pay, take the car in for a tune-up, consult the caterer for hors d’oeuvres for the party. Listening to the sounds of the soul? What is that? The best I can do is refer you, gentle reader, to poetry; and the best I can do with poetry is to refer you to Cherbo…

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abraham dillion Public Policy 

Light and Darkness cannot Cohabitate – Ten Contradictions and why Sen. Abe Darius Dillon should return his 15k 

  By Martin K. N. Kollie  Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon and pro-ADD apologists are asking, “Why should ADD return his 15k?” It is a form of mockery for ADD to even post on his Facebook page “Return it Vs. Don’t return it”. Since a few of you are asking “Why should ADD return it”, here are reasons:  Senator Dillon said he was only going to accept a salary in full sum of only US$5,000. This was what he said in August 2019, “Any amount over $5,000 will be…

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dag walker /liberian listener Society Arts & Leisure 

Our Human Home:  Waging Holy War against the Age

  D.W. Walker   Introduction I grew up in a middle-class suburban house in the suburbs of a small town in the Rocky Mountains, the house at the edge of the three-block-long development on an unpaved street, half a mile from the rest of the town. It was an area of young people starting families, a lovely place for children, our house mere feet from a seemingly endless forest of ponderosa pines and robins and blue sky. With my dog, I would leave the house with my fishing rod and…

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Liberian Listener Poetry Prize Society Arts & Leisure 

Liberian Listener Poetry Prize: Guidelines

  The Liberian Listener is pleased to present its inaugural annual POETRY PRIZE, a contest informed by social justice and cultural perspectives Contestants should be from Liberia and Sierra Leone. Contestants must not have been published by a major poetry journal. The winner chosen in each category and runners-up will have their works published, and shared with the Liberian Listener’s audience. Finally, Liberian Listener commits to publishing an annual literary prize, and the contests are expected to be informed by an issue-based theme. Prizes are expected to increase or remain the same. Read below…

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Amical Cabral /peoples dispatch Op-ed 

Cabral was right about class suicide

The class interests of the petit bourgeoisie are focused on becoming the sort of bourgeoisie typified by some colonisers in the colonial era.   By: Brian Mathenge & Mohammed Elnaiem In January 1966, Amilcar Cabral, who led the war of independence against Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, gave an address at the Tricontinental Conference of the Peoples of Asia, Africa and Latin America in Havana, Cuba. Titled The Weapon of Theory, the speech has become a classic text in the canon of radical thought. Cabral said the world’s progressive…

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dillion, sirleaf, cummings, bility Op-ed 

Deceptive & Cunning as Usual: The Dirty Politics of Dillion Has Come Out of Its Hideout!

  Andrew Borbor Werlay Jaye Jr. Several days after the exposure of the devilish plot within the CPP, there have been a media spectacle and a public frustration everywhere in and around Liberia. The public anger that greeted the scheme shrouded the plotters back to their hideouts. The plot became more widespread after an audio-carrying voice of executives of the Liberty Party. In the damming, but backstabbing audio against the aspirations of the Liberian people, Mr. Jallah convincingly lamented to the Grand Gedeh County Chairman of the Liberty Party: “We…

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samuel doe getty images Op-ed 

Liberia Reflections: How Doe Became a Dictator

When Master Sergeant Samuel Doe burst onto the political scene in 1980, he put an end to the standoff between President William R Tolbert and the young progressives who were seeking an end to the century-old political oligarchy. Samuel K Doe was a shy soldier, from the bottom of the army. He did not know much about politics and could hardly read his speeches. He brought into his first cabinet the progressists and put them in charge of key ministerial positions. But the honeymoon did not last. Very soon all…

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