Blue Clay People: Seasons on Africa's Fragile Edge
"A haunting account of one man's determination and the struggles of a people living in a deeply troubled country."-Booklist
When William Powers went to Liberia as a fresh-faced aid worker in 1999, he was given the mandate to "fight poverty and save the rainforest." It wasn't long before Powers saw how many obstacles lay in the way, discovering first-hand how Liberia has become a "black hole in the international system"-poor, environmentally looted, scarred by violence, and barely governed. Blue Clay People is an absorbing blend of humor, compassion, and rigorous moral questioning, arguing convincingly that the fate of endangered places such as Liberia must matter to all of us.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Keith.Benjamin - LibraryThing
Having lived in Liberia, this book was like reading about home. It's real life - not everyone's experience, but it give you a taste of post-war Africa. Read full review
BLUE CLAY PEOPLE: Seasons on Africa's Fragile EdgeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Relief-worker Powers recalls trying to do good on the international aid front in Liberia.In 1999, the Catholic Relief Services sent the author to Liberia to direct their multimillion-dollar portfolio ... Read full review