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  • From the Pit to the Marketby Diane Frost

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 29.15

    Argues that corporate neo-colonialism in the diamond trade of Sierra Leone has served to restrict its social and economic growth, excluding and marginalizing it from the club of wealthier nations, and causing it to continue to rely on international aid. more...

  • Post-War Regimes and State Reconstruction in Liberia and Sierra Leoneby Amadu Sesay; Charles Ukeje

    CODESRIA 2009; US$ 26.00

    The shocks of the unexpected outbreak of violent internal armed conflicts in post Cold War West Africa continue to linger in policy and academic circles. While considerable attention is devoted to explaining the civil wars, there is little understanding of the delicate and unpredictable processes of reconstruction. Post-war reconstruction programmes... more...

  • The Krio of West Africaby Gibril R. Cole

    Ohio University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Sierra Leone?s unique history, especially in the development and consolidation of British colonialism in West Africa, has made it an important site of historical investigation since the 1950s. Much of the scholarship produced in subsequent decades has focused on the ?Krio,? descendants of freed slaves from the West Indies, North America, England,... more...

  • I Did It to Save My Lifeby Catherine Bolten

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Utilizing narratives of seven different people?soldier, rebel, student, trader, evangelist, father, and politician? I Did it To Save My Life provides fresh insight into how ordinary Sierra Leoneans survived the war that devastated their country for a decade. Individuals in the town of Makeni narrate survival through the rubric of love, and by telling... more...

  • From Slavery to Freetownby Mary Louise Clifford

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2006; US$ 39.95

    During the American Revolution over 3,000 persons of African descent were promised freedom by the British if they would desert their American rebel masters and serve the loyalist cause. Those who responded to this promise found refuge in New York. In 1783, after Britain lost the war, they were evacuated to Nova Scotia, where for a decade they were... more...