SOAS Launches Gbagba, Anti-Corruption Primer for Children Wed, 2013-12-18 16:45

To mark International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec. 9, the Centre of African Studies at SOAS hosted the London launch of Gbagba, an anti-corruption primer for children written by SOAS Ph.D. student and Liberian writer Robtel Neajai Pailey, illustrated by Liberian graphic designer Chase Walker, and published by One Moore Book, LLC. The event was chaired by Prue Clarke, Co-Founder/Executive Director of New Narratives.

Gbagba follows a few days in the life of Liberian twins, Sundaymah and Sundaygar, who leave their hometown of Buchanan to visit their aunt in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. Previously launched in Monrovia and Washington, D.C., Gbagba explores issues of integrity, accountability, and corruption through a beautifully illustrated children?s narrative.

Tune in here for the full launch program.

Featured music in this podcast is “The Big C, Corruption” by renowned Liberian singer, Miatta Fahnbulleh.