21 February 2014

Liberian Journalist Publishes Book On Charles Taylor

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Max Willie's book - “Where Charles Taylor Went Wrong”.

A book centering on the life of jailed Liberian President, Charles G. Taylor, has been officially launched in Liberia.

The book, which was written by a renowned Liberian journalist, Mr. Max Willie, was launched on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at the head offices of the Center for Media Studies and Peace Building (CEMESP) in Monrovia.

It was launched on behalf of the author by the Executive Director, Mr. Malcolm Wlemongar Joseph.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Joseph disclosed that the book is a representative model which disesteems the intrigues that often characterize the stories of the former Liberian leader's armed revolt, his presidency and eventual unceremonious exit from power.

According to him, the book is broken into pieces, the matters and trajectories that led to Mr. Taylor's downfall.

"The book is an insider story unearthed of Charles Taylor's over generous approach to governance, and his twisted perception on international relations," said the CEMESP boss.

"Although equally important for worthy debate, the book leaves for another period to delve into prompt action initiated by some well-known members of the international community to drag Taylor to court in the Hague for war crimes committed in Sierra Leone's war while giving the blind-eye to more serious one conducted in Liberia by Taylor," he stated.

He said the book was first written and published in the United States of America on June 28, 2013.

Speaking briefly, the General Manager of the Infinity Corporation, owner of Power TV and Power FM, Mr. Aaron Kollie, said he hopes that the book serves as national guide to leaders on the steps to be taken.

He stated that this will in turn guide the growth and prosperity of Liberia.

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