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Sketches from the Liberia notebooks…

December 4, 2009

A farmer on the outskirts of Saniquellie, Liberia, itself on the outskirts of the town Ganta, itself near little but Guinea…

I ask, “Do you stay in town?”
“Yes, I stay in town with my wife and my children.”
“With your wife?”
“Yes.”
“And how many children?”
“I have…I am trying to figure out my children.” Long pause. “Sixteen. I was a very strong man.”

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  1. December 18, 2009 9:37 pm

    Not at all uncommon in Liberia, my father’s homeland.

    I have at least one uncle who has at least 14 children.

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