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Wilton Sankawulo


Wilton Sankawulo was born in Haindi, Bong County in 1937. After attending Lutheran Mission schools, he attended Cuttington University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in education. He then earned a degree in theology at the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, California and then an MFA at the University of Iowa. He worked as a civil servant in Liberia, before being appointed Assistant Minister and then became Head of the Council of State in 1995 which governed Liberia temporarily, till Charles Taylor was elected president. When the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy invaded the country in 2003, Sankawulo fled the country and moved to the United States. He has written novels, stories and works of non-fiction. He died in 2009.

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1974 The Marriage of Wisdom (folk tales)
1979 The Rain and the Night (novel)
1979 101 Questions & Answers About Liberia
1979 In the Cause of the People (essay)
1979 Why Nobody Knows When He Will Die (folk tales)
1979 Tolbert of Liberia (biography)
1979 Liberia and African Unity
1990 What My Country Needs Today (essays)
2005 Sundown at Dawn: A Liberian Odyssey (novel)
2005 Great Tales of Liberia (stories)