These are Authors of the first
Liberian Writers Series.
Author: Bishop Arthur F. Kulah
Theological Education in Liberia:
Problems and Opportunities 1994
First Liberian Writers Series #4
ISBN (10) 0-913491-25-X
ISBN (13) 978-0-913491-25-6
Bishop Arthur Flumo Kulah
Bishop Kulah, son of Saye and Zonpu Kulah was born in Boway, Bong County (a small village located between Bong and Nimba Counties) in rural Liberia, on October, 1936. Arthur attended the W.V.S. Tubman Elementary and Junior High School, Lutheran Training Institute, and Cuttington College and Divinity School, now Cuttington University. While attending Cuttington College, he studied for and passed the Liberia Annual Conference Course of Study and was ordained by the late Bishop Trowen Nagbe, deacon in 1966 and elder in 1968. He served as pastor of First United Methodist Church, Suakoko, 1962-66 and district supertendent, 1966-1968.
He continued his formal education at St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas, City, Missouri, 1968-1970 where he received his MRE; and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D. C. where he received an M. Div. in 1978, and a D. Min. degree in 1980. In 1992, he was awarded D.D. degree by McCarry College, in Jacksonville, Illinois. Arthur served as director of Christian Education of the Liberia Annual Conference, 1970-1974, and Dean of the then Pastor Training Institute which later became The Gbarnga School of Theology in 1976 when Dr. Taryor took over the leadership of the school as its President and Dean. Arthur was elected (the third ballot) to the Episcopacy for an eight year-term. In 1984 he was elected for life.
Author: Bishop George D. Browne
The Episcopal Church of Liberia Under
Indigenous Leadership: Reflections
On A Twenty-Year Episcopate 1994.
First Liberian Writers Series #5
ISBN (10) 0-913491-20-9
ISBN (13) 978-0-913491-20-1
Bishop George D. Browne, 1933-1993
The Most Revd. George D. Browne was the Tenth Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia and Sixth Archbishop of the Anglican Providence of West Africa. He was one of the prophetic voices on the Liberian Scene for some two decades, and was one of the two heads of churches who remained in Liberia during the civil war. This work shows how his episcopate gave hope to many, how he dared to be different, and how he reconciled his people. He held a B. Sc. Ed. (Cuttington); B.D. (Cuttington College and Divinity School); S.T.M. (Virginia Theological Seminary); and at least five honorary Doctoral degrees were conferred upon him. Co-author of Realities and Vision, 1976; and author of Ten Years Episcopacy: A Reflection, 1980; his Authobiography and his Missiological work, A Christin Approach to the Adherents of African Traditional Religion, were completed shortly before his death. He married Clavender Railey and has seven children.
Dr. Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr.
Impact of the African Tradition on African Christianity. 1984 & 1985
First Liberian Writers Series #1
ISBN (10) 0-913491-04-7 (Hardback)
ISBN (10) 0-913491-03- (Paperback)
ISBN (13) 0-913491-03-4 (Paperback)
Dr. Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr., is former lecturer in Religion, African, African-American studies and Coordinator of Chaplaincy at Hamilton College,Clinton, New York. He is a former lecturer of World Religion at California States University at Fullerton, Professor Emeritus, Cuttington University, Liberia, and Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi. He is a former President and Dean, Gbarnga School of Theology. Dr. Taryor also taught Middle Eastern Religions, African Traditional Religions and Philosophy, The Mission of the Church and Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia for a number of years. He is the author of: Impact of the African Tradition on African Christianity; Justice, Justice: A Cry of My People; Liberia Facing Mount Nimba, A Documentary History of the United Nimba Citizens’ Council (UNICCO); À Kɛɛ Zi: Constitutions and By-Laws of UNICCO, No Room in the Bethlehem Inn; Religions & Politics in Liberia; The Problem of the Poor in Liberia: A Culture of Poverty; Why Things Always go Wrong in an Incompetent Society and other books.
Justice, Justice, A Cry of My People. 1985
First Liberian Writers Series #2
ISBN (10) 0-913491-04-7 (Hardback)
ISBN (10) 0-913491-03-9 (Paperback)
Nya Kwiawon Taryor--Author/Editor
This book comprises speeches, papers, and important documents by some of the makers of the Liberian Revolution (yet to come). The Movement for Justice in Africa (MOJA/Liberia) and other progressive movements were at the vanguard of this mass movement. This is a book dealing with our struggle for social, political and economic justice in Liberia during the 1970's and 80's. This struggle is not yet over. Our people continue to struggle for "Rice and Rights".
Therefore, "the liberation struggle continues in the cause of the people."
Dr. C. William Allen
The Afrian Interior Mission School First Liberian Writers Series #9
ISBN (10) 0-913491-15-2 (Paperback)
ISBN (13) 978-913491-15-7 (Paperback)
About the Author
C. William Allen, Director General of the Civil Service Agency of the Republic of Liberia, was also Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism in the Transitional Government of the Republic of Liberia (October 2003–January 2006). As an associate professor at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Dr. Allen taught journalism and mass communications (2001–2003). He also taught at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg, Xavier University in New Orleans, and the University of Liberia. While working as a journalist and editor in Liberia, Dr. Allen served as president of the Press Union of Liberia, Inc., (1986–1987) and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the independent daily, Footprints Today. He was editor of the Liberian Studies Journal (1995–1998), a scholarly journal dedicated to publication of original research on social, political, economic, scientific, and other issues about Liberia or with implications for Liberia. In the United States he also held several journalist-in-residence fellowships at major newspapers, including the Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) and The Tennessean (Nashville). He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Dr. Allen has four children—Chuke, Camelot, Chika—and Monja’ Joy who is like a daughter to him.
About the Story
In this educational and entertaining work, C. William Allen has unraveled some of the cultural complexities of Liberian society. A doubled some of the cultural complexiies of Liberian society. A double drama of the lives of two teenage boys. Obadiah (OB) Dixon and Jeremiah (Jerry) Saye Gompa, the tale unfolds to show how friendship transcends the barriers of the county and kwi (city) dichotomy that sometimes poarizes Liberian society. As Allen addresses the familiar themes of rural versus urban values, he spices his work with scenes of teenage romance, traditional religion, politics, polygamy, and death. Like his first novel, An Obituary for Hawa Barchue (1983), its meticulous mix of facts and fiction makes it a work of faction. Both novels are widely read in Liberia and are popular in Liberian communities, in North America and Europe.
Author: Dr. Edward Lama Wonkeryor
Liberia Military Dictatorship: A Fiasco 'Revolution' 1985
First Liberian Writers Series #3
ISBN (10) 0-913491-07-1 (Hardback)
ISBN (10) 0-913491-06-3- (Paperback) ISBN (13) 0-913491-06-5 (Paperback)
Dr. Wonkeryor was born in Gorton Town, Nimba County, republic of Liberia, West Africa. He completed his primary junior high and secondary education in Nimba County. He worked with the Liberian Broadcasting System(LBS) as radio manager under the repressive People's Redemption Council (PRC) military government from 1980-1982.
Presently, Edward Lama Wonkeryor is an assistant professor (teaching/instructional) of African American Studiesat Temple University where he earned his Ph.D. Dr. Wonkeryor has authored seven books or book chapterson African military, ethnicity, political communication, broadcasting, development and democracy, and many articles on the evolving democracy in Africa and the resistance activities of Africans on the continent and in the United States. Dr. Wonkeryor’s research interests are: African political history, peace and conflict resolution, military, democratic governance, security and globalization, 19th and 20th century African American history, mass communication, and race and ethnic relations
Dr. Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr.
Liberia Facing Mount Nimba: A Documentary History of the United Nimba Citizens' Council (UNICCO) First Liberian Writers Series #8
ISBN (10) 0-913491-12-8 (Paperback)
ISBN (13) 0-913491-12-6 (Paperback)
Information about the Book
This book details the History of UNICCO from its very inception to 1991. It contains a political, economic and mythological history of the people (Mah, Dan and Mandingo) who live in North Central Liberia; the region usually referred to as Nimba County. The author explains the problems Liberians face after coming to the United Sttes of America. He details what UNICCO has done in America and in Liberia since 1975. He discusses the struggle with Samuel K. Doe's regime, the immigration problems Liberians face in the USA, and the many conferences UNICCO has had. Dr. Taryor gives names of people who have taken part in these conferences and what the conferences have achieved under some of UNICCO's leaders. The book is not all about successes and victories, it also reveals a people's struggle with internal conflict and organizional quandary. The final chapters recount the Liberian 14-year Civil war, its broader implications for the Liberians, most especially the people of Nimba and Grand Gedeh Counties. "Where do they go from here?" The book provides options about what Liberia needs to do if it must once again become a part of the world community. It discusses what Nimba must do to remain a viable force in the Liberian political arena.
This book was written in 1991 when Dr. Taryor was a Chaplain and Coordinator of College Chaplaincy at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. He was also on the teaching faculty and was a Research Associate.