Liberia Book

The House at Sugar Beach 

The DMACC International Year: Liberia committee and the DMACC Library is pleased to announce the selection of an International Year, Liberia book.

As part of International Year: Liberia, DMACC libraries will be offering an International Year Book for faculty to incorporate into their classrooms for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The book selected is the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist in 2008 for Memoir/Autobiography and New York Times Best Seller: The House at Sugar Beach: In Search of a Lost African Childhood. Helene Cooper is the author and Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the New York Times

“A brilliant spotlight on a land too long forgotten. Through Cooper, we breathe Liberia’s coal smoke and fish-tangy air; we taste its luscious palm butter on rice and hear the charming patter of Liberian English.  We trot to church, to the family plantation and to Grandma’s house.”  The Washington Post 

“Shimmering...this book delves deeply and richly into Liberia’s unique history.”  Liberian Journal

Faculty may email Rebecca Funke at if they would like a preview copy, before making a decision on classroom use. 

DMACC Faculty:

Request complimentary copies of the book for your students