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Liberia : Culture and Customs of Liberia (2006)
Culture and Customs of Liberia (2006)

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Created: 8th Jun 2007
Modified: 4th Sep 2008
Ayodeji Olukoju
Greenwood Press

Culture and Customs of Liberia (2006)

By Ayodeji Olukoju

Greenwood Press

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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