My Dear Liberia: Recollections
My Dear Liberia: Recollections
Author: Ophelia S. Lewis
Publish: July 1, 2004
Publisher: Village Tales Publishing
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0975360903
Pages: 70
Dimension: 5.5 x 0.29 x 8.5 inches

From the inhuman bondage and overwhelming weight of slavery, black ‘freemen’ from America and the British colonies returned to Africa; along with native Africans and slaves rescued from seized slave ships found their own nation. "There is no other country in the world quite like Liberia," says Lewis, of this African nation that has been independent and self-governed since its establishment. "There is a certain pride that comes with every person that traces his/her roots to Liberia."

Liberians enjoyed freedom until the civil war in the nineties. My Dear Liberia brings to life the enjoyable days of the past.

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.