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C. William Allen masterfully unravels many cultural complexities of Liberian society in this entertaining and educational work. A double drama of two teenage boys, Obadiah (OB) Dixon and Jeremiah (Jerry) Saye Gompa, the tale unfolds to show how friendship transcends the barriers of the country and "kwi" (city) dichotomy that sometimes polarizes Liberian society. As Allen addresses the familiar themes of rural versus urban values, he spices his work with scenes of teenage romance, traditional religion, politics, polygamy, and death.

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Assuming the role of author as narrator, Allen exercises a great deal of freedom in shifting from his exterior fictional society to the inner selves of his characters, and he achieves this freedom of movement in both time and place rather skillfully. ...The Hemingwayesque qualities of Allen’s prose are indeed commendable. ... The African Interior Mission, is, therefore, a successful wok of art. It is indeed a prize-winning novel. Robert H. Brown, Ph.D. University of Essex, (United Kingdom).

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C. William Allen, Director General of the Civil Service Agency of the Republic of Liberia, was also Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism in the Transitional Government of the Republic of Liberia (October 2003–January 2006). As an associate professor at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Dr. Allen taught journalism and mass communications (2001–2003). He also taught at the University of South Carolina Spartanburg, Xavier University in New Orleans, and the University of Liberia. While working as a journalist and editor in Liberia, Dr. Allen served as president of the Press Union of Liberia, Inc., (1986–1987) and was founding Editor-in-Chief of the independent daily, Footprints Today. He was editor of the Liberian Studies Journal (1995–1998), a scholarly journal dedicated to publication of original research on social, political, economic, scientific, and other issues about Liberia or with implications for Liberia. In the United States he also held several journalist-in-residence fellowships at major newspapers, including the Times-Picayune (New Orleans), Star-Telegram (Fort Worth) and The Tennessean (Nashville). He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications from the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University. Dr. Allen has four children—Chuke, Camelot, Chika—and Monja’ Joy who is like a daughter to him.

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