The Dallas leg of the Healing Liberia With History tour was magical from beginning to end.
It started at the 2017 Liberian Entertainment Awards in Washington, DC, where I met many dynamic young Liberians. Among them was a sharply-dressed power couple from Dallas: Femi Williams and Princess Tumanyini Klaijlah Wreh.
My chance encounter with them led to an invitation to do a book talk in Dallas. They didn’t just do a great job publicizing the event, they also rented a hotel conference room and provided food for the audience. Thanks to Princess, who’s a chef extraordinaire, I ate well while there.
Among those in attendance were Lopez Wyllye, Edward Hoffman, Besspher Mannah, who took exceptional photos of the event, Steven E. Keller, his wife and two children, and Daiyouga Peabody, who had backed the Kickstarter campaign to get Between the Kola Forest and the Salty Sea book published. If I didn’t mention your name and you were there, please remind me by posting a comment.
The biggest surprise of the evening was the appearance of Archie Wilson, another Kickstarter backer of the book. He had arrived just one day before from an overseas trip.