The language is accessible throughout, yet lyrical and poetic

Between the Kola Forest & the Salty Sea packs a heavy punch! Its strength lies in the narratives derived from volumes of archival material, primary and second sources. The language is accessible throughout and lyrical/poetic in many instances. The histories Burrowes conveys are beautifully interwoven, and you argue convincingly that pre-settler Liberia was a by-product of broader political, economic, social, and ecological developments.