My Friend Wrote A Book


An old Ohio high school friend of mine succeeded in telling her story in book form, which was released in 2014. The book is titled: “Beyond Myself: The Farm Girl and The African Chief”.

Anita married an African Chief, Benjamin G. Dennis, a professor who taught in the US before Anita married him. Together, they co-authored the book “Slaves To Racism: An Unbroken Chain from America to Liberia”, 2008.

Their journey through faith, marriage, writing, and racism is a priceless experience told frankly and with love by Anita in her own book after her husband passed away.

Below is the Christmas card she sent me many years ago, (in 1973), while she was spending a year with her husband and their family, and Ben’s tribal family in Liberia, West Africa.


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And find Anita’s latest stories, Website, and book references at: – 1970s Liberian History: The Old South – Anita Katherine Dennis

Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg


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