Bascom Hill Publishing Releases New Memoir, So Far to Run; Louise Barton is the First Female of Liberia's Krahn Tribe to Publish a Book on this Bloody History

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Liberia was overrun by deadly and injurious rebels, causing author Louise Barton to have to run for her life.

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So Far to Run is the first-ever memoir written by a woman of the hunted Krahn tribe, the same tribe as Samuel K. Doe, the president of Liberia, who was brutally murdered during a revolution the U.S. State Department called, “one of Africa's bloodiest civil wars.”

At the age of seven, Louise became a domestic servant in Monrovia, living under harsh conditions to secure an education. Just as she was entering college, Liberia was overrun by deadly and injurious rebels, causing Louise to have to run for her life. So Far to Run is Louise’s first-hand account of triumph over unbelievable odds during the over ten years she spent on the run.

So Far to Run—with its heartfelt, honest, and raw narration—is a captivating and inspiring true story that paints a deeply holistic picture of the Liberian Civil War; a war in which over 200,000 innocent people lost their lives, and thousands of others were wounded and maimed.

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