Jerry Matthews, Liberia/US What if a woman had up to 4 husbands? I take my own personal example, I was born through a father who married as many as 13 wives and of which my mother is the 7th and today although my dad is late we as children are all very happy together. Things can change, traditions do not have to go on forever.
In the old days, when a lot of men were killed in tribe wars etc it could be practical that all women could "get married" to the few men that had survived.
Contaminated themselves, they extend their vices all around them, to the slaves, to the whites.
Every emigrant to Africa is a missionary carrying the credentials of the holy cause of civilization, religion, and free institution.” Key leaders of the colonizationist movement.
The reclusive back-country Greene explored is in many ways still present in modern Liberia.
In fact, the Ebola crisis itself was driven in large measure by the traditional rituals of Liberian society, funeral rites, and close familial contact — customs described by Greene that were brought to fore when they proved a pathway for the deadly virus.
EIGHTY YEARS AGO, Graham Greene walked across Liberia’s rugged, unforgiving terrain.
He was a young writer, just 30 years old, and all of his most famous novels and world travels still lay in his future.
It is the inevitable result of their moral, political and evil degradation.
As the ACS grew, the prominence of its members and supporters also grew.
Among them were Presidents Abraham Lincoln, James Madison, and James Monroe, and United States Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington, who was also the organization's first president.
Liberian President Charles Taylor has said that he is entitled to as many as four wives because he is a traditional leader in touch with his culture.
Discussing his private life amid rumours that he has taken a new wife or is about to do so, he told those gathered at a news conference that it was his wife Jewel Howard's responsibility to "fish for a woman and bring her over to him".