Dena Olayinka Broderick


Dena Olayinka Broderick was born and raised in Southern California to a Liberian mother and Sierra Leonean father. After earning a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's in business, and working in the corporate world for a few years, she traveled to Spain to teach English. On her trip, she began blogging as a way to keep in touch with her friends and family back home-and so her life as a writer began. Aside from traveling and writing, all of Dena's other interests involve food: cooking, eating, watching shows about food, reading books on holistic nutrition and occasionally attempting to grow/ferment things in jars. Dena currently lives in Los Angeles, California. To contact her or read more about her travels visit her website at

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My Mother's Land: Tales and Tastes of Liberia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,810. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
When her mother passes away, Dena sets out to Monrovia, Liberia, to uncover her mom’s pre-war life, in a post-war nation. What she finds is a country bursting with natural beauty and idiosyncrasies, feisty yet hospitable family members, dreary rainstorms and mouthwatering cuisine. She soon learns that life in Liberia involves a little bribery, a lot of laughs and a great deal of self-discovery.

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