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Reaching for Dawn by Elliott Verdier

Witnessing Liberia’s post-civil war means of resilience

Samuel, in a lake nicknamed ‘Zwedru Sea’. Zwedru, Liberia © Elliott Verdier

Liberia’s population generally does not speak of the bloody civil war which took place from 1989–2003. No proper memorial has been built, no day is dedicated to the commemoration of the brutal conflict. The country largely refuses to officially condemn its perpetrators, which hinders the collective healing process, and possibility of social…

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