Liberia was ‘donated’ by America as a kind of compensation for the slavery of the past. Liberia was supposed to be uninhabited, but when the African Americans arrived they found tribes living there. The terrible irony of history is that the newcomers considered them subordinate and second-class citizens.
Nothing beats the colours of Africa. But not everybody was happy with my colour, as I discovered when a man put his gun against my head. A depressed military veteran, as it turned out. Fortunately, the people in the market chose my side…