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Red dust on the Green Leaves: A Kpelle twins' Childhood

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Red Dust on the Green Leaves is the first in a series of books about of two boys growing to manhood in Liberia. One follows the white man's ways; the other immerses himself in his indigenous culture. It is about the clash of the modern and traditional. This book for the the Liberian experience is as important as the classic by Chinua Achebe "Things Fall Apart."
Unknown Binding, 240 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by InterCulture Associates
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Twin Kpelle boys growing up in Liberia in the 40's choose different paths, Sumo choosing to stay close to the village while Koli heads to the city for an education.
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