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Patrice Juah: The humble voice from Liberia.

25 Oct

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According to the Urban Dictionary​, the meaning of the name Patric​e​ is a girl, who is humble, classy, meek, and wise. She’s beautiful in her own unique way, but her heart is radiant and blessed. She is basically without flaw that the human eye or ear could detect, but she doesn’t realize that, even though she has a healthy level of confidence about herself. She knows who she is and she chooses her words carefully before she speaks. She believes in uplifting and encouraging a sad and downtrodden or confused soul. She’s a peacemaker and a success at life and love.

This is an accurate description of my sister, and client Patrice Juah.

Patrice is a global citizen but reigns from Monrovia, Liberia. We first met in 2011, when our agency were casting in Accra for the Nigerian soapie, Tinsel. Patrice wears a number of hats from Radio personality, author, poet, activist, speaker, model and designer. This powerful warrior​ has a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, an advanced certificate in Fashion Design, and a certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship. She is also a Mandela Washington Fellow of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI)

Patrice is dedicated to changing Liberia’s image within the international community. She strives to motivate and empower young women by supporting several local non-profit organisations’ efforts in educating women on topics such as HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, education, and workforce development.
She is also the Founder and Managing Director of Moie, an ethnic brand promoting Liberia’s textile industry and creative sector, while empowering rural weavers and artisans

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She has just completed her second book, titled Under Ducor Skies.
Under Ducor Skies is a reflective journey across lost childhood, war, arduous youth, and caged dreams, to a time of soaring peace, where bullets are finally silenced, with an even greater battle left to silence within. In a town that is a shadow of its previous self, and everything around you tells you that you’ll fail, how do you keep the shredded pieces of hope alive?

Under Ducor Skies mirrors life in its various forms—love, growth, adventure, everyday happenings and experiences of people, near and far – known and unknown. You’ll be entertained, inspired, provoked, and pushed to think beyond the layers of what seems ordinary. It is a voyage of dreamers and wanderers, who’ve held onto the tattered threads of their dreams; pushing beyond limitations and challenges, to make something of themselves.

Readers will be given a front row seat into Ducor, the city of dreams, through the author’s lens. They’ll enjoy the openness, depth, vulnerability, and ease with which she shares each poem. Together, they’ll open old scars, mend wounds, laugh, cry, heal and rise. The girl power-themed poems are particularly armed with the right ingredients to give any woman, or girl, back her power, and inspire her to elevate to her most authentic and exceptional self. Leave all your worries, fears and doubts at the door of this book, losing yourself in every page, exploring, rediscovering and emerging as a wholesome you. It’s time to weave stories we’ve long held close to our hearts; those that inspire, challenge, and keep us thriving, in spite of all the crooked paths we tread Under Ducor Skies.

To gain access to her work or services as a speaker or emcee contact​ us,
rosie@wakaagency.biz