Culture and Customs of Liberia

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - 154 pages

Liberia has a strong connection to the United States in that it was founded by former slaves in 1822. Although Liberia had existed as an independent African nation and a symbol of hope to the African peoples under the rule of various colonial powers, its recent history has been bedeviled by a prolonged upheaval following a military coup d'etat in 1980. In this context, the narrative highlights the distinctiveness of Liberians in their negotiation of traditional indigenous and modern practices, and the changes wrought by Christianity and Western influences.

 

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Table des matières

2 Religion and Worldview
21
3 Literature and Media
41
4 Art Architecture and Housing
59
5 Cuisine and Traditional Dress
79
6 Gender Roles Marriage and Family
91
7 Social Customs and Lifestyle
109
8 Music and Dance
127
Glossary
147
Index
151
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AYODEJI OLUKOJU is Professor of History at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is author of The Liverpool of West Africa: The Dynamics and Impact of Maritime Trade in Lagos, 1900-1950.

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