NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND by Esther Warner

NEW SONG IN A STRANGE LAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An interesting and quite delightful account of Liberia, where the author went to study native art and her husband to do botanical research. Together with reports on tribal festivals and customs, there are journeys to different parts of the country, stories of the simple yet wise people they met, of their servants, wild, uncivilized Sammi, philosophical Poor Boy, overly sanitary Johnny and the imp, Wheager. A great deal of human interest in their friendships with many others is blended into this account, for there is a woodcarver, native chiefs, the Harleys who ran a medical station, and there is full understanding of all there was to learn and absorb in a new land. A personal, worthwhile interpretation of a country and its people, well written and of wide appeal.

Pub Date: June 2nd, 1948
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin