Montserrado Stories
Montserrado Stories
Author: Ophelia S. Lewis
Publish: February 15, 2012
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0985362508
Pages: 154
Dimension: 6 x 0.35 x 9 inches

Human history discloses the anger and despair that too often mar the lives of people. This is Lewis’ second collection of short stories, beautifully illustrating real-life challenges, great storyline, and a sweet voice sure to woo readers. The stories provide a view into Liberia society one cannot get from the headlines and written with a perfect cultural rhythm that will bring readers to Liberia with the characters. Four Novellas make up this exciting book:

In GOOD FATHER, a cassava farmer, hard-pressed to provide for his family, questions his teen son’s dream of becoming a football star. His encounter with an American coach and a heart-to-heart conversation with his old father ensues the love a father feels for his son.

In SWEET MOTHER, the fate of two strangers collides, Sundaymah Boye, a rape victim of the war with no desire for improving her life, and Nick Anderson, a thirty-something-year-old African-American who is losing his life to cancer; what each has to offer is priceless.

A vital moral lesson prevades in FIRESTONE, when a 15-year-old boy caught breaking and entering is taken to the path of opportunity rather than prison.

In BELIEVE, divine power unites with human effort as Youwah Saytue’s faith is tested by the threat of a lethal African black mamba.

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.