Sunday, February 19, 2006

Foya Rebel Fortresses

Foya, Lofa County

One of the most remarkable things about Foya is that years after the fighting, homes and buildings still bear the marks and warning signs of the rebel forces who terrorized the citizens there.

I asked people why they keep these reminders of such a traumatic time. Someone explained that they're waiting for the owners of the abandoned buildings to come back and fix up their places. Some of those living in marked houses said they simply don't have any paint.

If you want to help give Foya a facelift so that the children don't grow up thinking this is normal, please contact me.


NewJerseyJill said...

Thank you for sharing your world with the rest of us ~ fascinating. I will share your blog with family and friends. Your photos are outstanding.

elle* said...

Thanks, Jill!

Kieran said...

A brilliant, important blog. Thanks for writing it!