Liberia Return

Just back from three weeks in Liberia.  Amazing to work in a country, that six years after a devastating civil war, is putting itself back together.  I was advising the government on how to make sure Liberians benefit from over $20 billion of concession agreements with foreigners in mining, oil, and agriculture.  Piece by piece.

I was taken by the people, by the language, by the possibility.  I learned a new kind of english and glimpsed another way of seeing the world: perhaps God is real, not so sure in this land.  It was shocking to be in a country where not the French, not the English, but people from the US were the colonizers: I couldn’t hide as easily.  I was taken with the place, the warmth people showed me, the opportunity to make a difference.   I’m hopefully going back again soon.

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