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among the Kola woodland and the Salty Sea finds the long-hidden tale of these who lived within the sector prior to Liberia was once created. listed here are some of the inspiring revelations it contains:* different languages and ethnic teams of Liberia percentage 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 tender beverages - was once found through the ancestors of Liberians.* Early ecu explorers discovered from early Liberian seafarers how you can navigate a few risky currents and winds of the Atlantic Ocean.* Rice growers from West Africa's "Grain Coast" helped train americans tips to develop rice. at the present time, the USA exports rice to West Africa, together with Liberia.Between the Kola wooded area and the Salty Sea took 30 years of analysis and makes use of records first released in Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish and French. It attracts on oral traditions, archaeological digs, old linguistics, reports of cultural styles embedded in mask and other 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 unfavourable stereotypes. for hundreds of years, African cultures were portrayed as "strange," "weird," even "evil" by utilizing phrases like "fetish," "witch," and "country devil." as a substitute, the ebook makes use of extra impartial phrases to explain African tradition, similar to ethnic staff (not "tribe") and effort or energy (not "spirit"). This e-book will switch Liberian historical past - and Liberians - for good!

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