The House at Sugar Beach
Pages no: 385
Edition language: English
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, Biography Memoir
I loved reading this book. It’s a memoir of the author’s privileged childhood in Liberia, the early days of civil war there and her family’s flight, and her journey of building a life in another country and ultimately coming to terms with her homeland. Helene Cooper is an award-winning journalist, a...
Excellent exploration of both Liberia's history and a young woman's struggle figure out what that history means to her, and how she defines herself in regard to it. The author did a great job of weaving the two together, so we could see at the same time what she was seeing at the time v. what people...
DNF at 100 pages, but those who did finish said it got very good had I hung in for another 30 or so pages past the childhood reminiscing.
Liberia.Cooper's memoir of growing up in, fleeing from, and returning to make her peace with Liberia. Some reviewers have been unhappy that Cooper did not focus more on Liberia's internal conflict, but this is a memoir, not a journalistic appraisal of a country's political and social problems. It's ...