Robtel Pailey talks about her anti-corruption children’s book, Gbagba
MIF scholar Robtel Neajai Pailey delivered a TEDxEuston talk in London recently referencing her book Gbagba.
I wanted to equip children with the power of their own ethical consciousness.
Launched in 2013 on International Anti-Corruption Day at the Centre for African Studies, Gbagba is an anti-corruption primer for children, which follows a few days in the life of Liberian twins, Sundaymah and Sundaygar, who leave their hometown of Buchanan to visit their aunt in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. Previously launched in Monrovia and Washington, D.C., Gbagba explores issues of integrity, accountability, and corruption through a beautifully illustrated children’s narrative.
A song adaptation of the book by Liberia’s premier Hip-Co artist, Takun J, was also produced into a video. It was officially released on 25 January and is now available on the publisher’s YouTube page.