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English Department The Liberian Literature Project

Poetry from the Liberia Herald (1842–1857)

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The Corpus and Principles of Selection

The selection of poetry from the Liberia Herald (1842-1857) that is presented here is taken from the digitized copies of the newspaper that are available at

A list of all poems is available on the Overview Page. The aim is to compile all poems that meet one or both of the following critieria:

• written especially for the Liberia Herald (usually by Liberians);

• clear connection to Liberia in terms of theme or topic.

The Liberian Literature Project

Project Editor: Martin Mühlheim

UZH English Department, Plattenstrasse 47, CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland

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