February 20, 2009

Sitting pretty

On Old Road in Congo Town, a neighborhood in Monrovia, I went through an alley, and then through another, to a compound hidden inside what seemed like never ending compounds. A bunch of teenagers were meeting inside for a youth group, and this little girl watched in awe. She couldn’t wait to join. But I […]

February 18, 2009

Call Your Daddy

Behind a decaying theater that was once Monrovia’s finest, Matthew Karr sat in the middle of a working day and told me, "nobody rehabilitated me." He was referring to the leagues of ex-combatants, fighters often forcefully put on the front lines during Liberia’s civil wars, who have received training in cosmetology, haberdashery, and other such […]