I'm About To
I’m About To
Author: Brima M. Wolobah (Illustrator) , Ophelia S. Lewis
Publish: May 26, 2016
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1945408007
Pages: 36
Dimension: 8 x 0.09 x 10 inches

I'm About To story is about a little pepper bird named Korlu who never wanted to learn anything. Korlu was not even willing to try. She ignored important lessons until one day she had to learn to fly. Follow Korlu on her short adventure as she travels from her comfortable nest, all the way to Sinta Village.

Brima Wolobah
Author Details:

Mr. Wolobah is a Liberian artist from Zorzor, Lofa County. He started drawing at the age of six when he was a refugee living with his grandmother in Koyama, a small town in Guinea. Brima did not own any pencil or paper, so he did his drawing in the sand. Luckily for him, Grandma never got angry when he had dirt on his clothes. The family returned to Zorzor in 1997 after the first war in Liberia. After the election that year, he moved to Monrovia to live with his grandfather, Hon. Thomas N. Brima.

In Monrovia, Brima became an apprentice under two Liberian professional artists, Bill Blast and Fato Wheremogar. The rest of his skills have been achieved from hard work, dedication, and his close relationship with God. He loves to paint what he sees, and when he wants to think harder, he paints in the abstract.

Mr. Wolobah lives in Monrovia. He owns a studio in Congo Town, where he paints. His motto is, ‘Keeping the brush strokes alive’.

Ophelia S. Lewis
Author Details:

The founder of Village Tales Publishing and self-published author of more than ten books, Ophelia S. Lewis is determined to make Village Tales Publishing a recognized name in the literary industry. The author of the popular heart-man novels, Heart Men and Dead Gods (HM2), Ms. Lewis has also written a gamebook, Liberia Unscrabbled, two collections of short stories, The Dowry of Virgins & Other Stories and Montserrado Stories; a book of essay, My Dear Liberia; and a collection of poems, Journeys. These books provide a view into Liberia society, one cannot get from the headlines. Lewis has also written two children’s books; A is for Africa and The Good Manner Alphabets (How to be a super polite kid).

Ophelia S. Lewis is also the CEO of the Liberia Literary Society organization, which provides resources to preserve Liberia’s literary works, advance girls’ education and youth development. Giving children a chance to learn is one of the most urgent priorities in Liberia. As a published author and humanitarian, Lewis takes on the dire, yet fulfilling task of giving children an opportunity to start a solid educational journey. Hopefully, the synergy of Liberia Literary Society and Village Tales Publishing will produce effective results for students. Quality education is key to any society’s success; this ignites Lewis’ passion for writing children’s books.