TOP HATS AND TOM-TOMS by Elizabeth Dearmin Furbay

TOP HATS AND TOM-TOMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Monrovia, capital of Liberia, for three years with her young son, and husband who served as President of the College of West Africa, provides the author with plenty to observe, describe, comment on and criticize, and approve. From the excitement of the newcomer, to the routine and practical aspects absorbed by the ""Old Coasters"", this is an interesting chronicle of Americo-Liberians and their tribal neighbors, the gaps in civilizations, the confusing beliefs and practices of society, marriage, culture, sex, law and economics. This ""missionary nation"" offered many inconsistencies and psychological conflicts that are reported with sympathy, personal interest. Good.

Publisher: Ziff-Davis