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Wayétu Moore Escapes a Civil War in Liberia. In America, She Encounters a New Kind of Danger

THE DRAGONS, THE GIANT, THE WOMEN A Memoir By Wayétu Moore

A little girl runs outside her home in Monrovia, Liberia, during a rainstorm, thinking she hears her absent mother’s voice, “full of laughter and long ago.”An “Ol’ Ma,” i.e. an elder, explains to her that “all of our dead and missing were resting peacefully in wandering clouds,” telling us “forgotten things” through the rain. READ MORE