Full title: Founder Yawah Toe and Paramount Chief Wrea Musu, Heroes of Gedebo or Kleo, A Subsection of Grebo Land in Liberia
William Kpaye Kamma Reeves and Alphonsus Gbenon Nyenati Davis
Reeves and Davis retell the wonderful founder's tale of Yawah Toe dating to the 16th century and other folklore about members of the Grebo ethnic group living in Gedebo, Maryland County, in the Republic of Liberia. Their oral history of Paramount Chief Wrea "Coffee" Musu, who ruled Gedebo from 1928 to 1965, gives important insight into local politics and government and the changes from traditional rule to Western-style governance. The authors also discuss Musu's successor, Paramount Chief William Duyou Poka, Gedebo's amalgamation into the Karluway Chiefdom, and the creation of the Karluway Statutory District.
Binding: casebound hardcover
Publication date: June 2008
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology; HISTORY / Africa / West; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Customs & Traditions; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global); POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Local; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political