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A political cartoonist’s journey from Liberia to Portland

 Street Roots - USA 17 August 2019

Before emigrating from Liberia to the U.S., Apala Barclay was targeted by warlords and authorities for his work as a political cartoonist. He speaks to Street Roots about the sacrifices he made while trying to report on – and survive – a 14-year-long civil war that resulted in the death of more than 200,000 Liberians, including 21 members of his extended family. (2333 Words) - By Emily Green

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In Liberia, Apala Barclay’s comics reflected societal concerns during a civil war that left more than 200,000 dead. Here he shows examples of his recent work. Today he finds humor in the nuances of American culture.Credit: Joe Glode

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In Liberia, Apala Barclay’s comics reflected societal concerns during a civil war that left more than 200,000 dead. Credit: Joe Glode


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