A story of discovery. Discovery of my mother, discovery of the land she came from & discovery of self.
***PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PLEDGE WILL NOT BE WITHDRAWN UNTIL MAY 6TH***
Hi, my name is Dena and I was born & raised in Southern California to a Liberian mother and Sierra Leonean father. Although I have endless curiosities about both my parents' cultures, this project will focus on my mom. My Mother’s Land will be a book about discovery. Discovery of my mother, discovery of the land she came from and ultimately discovery of self.
In the upcoming months I plan to visit Monrovia, Liberia to learn about the land that shaped the caring hands, kind heart & loving soul that raised me; The place that shaped her strong will, know-it-all attitude, vivacious nature and accent so sweet you couldn’t help but smile when you heard her speak.
The plan is to learn all that I can, not only about my mother, but the country she came from. Along with my family history, I will explore the deep rooted history of Liberia that extends back to the return of American slaves, the more recent happenings of the civil war and the current eco/socio/political stand point of Liberia. I will learn about Liberian culture and see the natural beauties this great land has to offer.
This will not be a sad story of my late mother and a war-torn nation, but a triumphant tale of a resilient land with a bright future and one of the many strong individuals that this nation birthed.
In order to get started I need your help. Please help fund my project by pledging. Every penny helps! I will keep everyone updated with progress reports along with photos and videos on my blog: MyMothersLand.blogspot.com
Thanks for your time!
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Mar 26, 2012 - May 6, 2012
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A BIG thank you and your name mentioned on MyMothersLand.blogspot.com.Estimated delivery: May 2012
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Above PLUS a post card from Liberia written by yours truly!Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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Above PLUS an autographed copy of My Mother's Land once it's done & published.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
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Above PLUS exclusive pictures/video of my adventures and discoveries in Liberia.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Above PLUS a Liberian handcrafted mask.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012