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  • I Did It to Save My Lifeby Catherine Bolten

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Chasing the Devilby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.27

    For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through, bedevilled by a uniquely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons - child soldiers, prisoner mutilation, blood diamonds. With their wars officially over, Tim Butcher sets out on a journey across both countries, trekking... 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...

  • Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuildingby Christine Cubitt

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    This book examines the complex contributing factors which led to war and state collapse in Sierra Leone, and the international peacebuilding and statebuilding operations which followed the cessation of the violence. more...

  • From the Pit to the Marketby Diane Frost

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Historical Dictionary of Sierra Leoneby Magbaily C. Fyle

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 84.99

    This new edition is based primarily on recent research on the country, but covers the earliest known inhabitants, the colonial era, and the period of independence including the very confusing turmoil of the recent past. The chronology briefly traces its history and the introduction provides an essential overview of all the recent developments in the... more...

  • Civil War and Democracy in West Africaby David Harris

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    In the aftermath of explosive civil wars in Africa during the 1990s and 2000s, the establishment of multi-party elections has often been heralded by the West as signaling the culmination of the conflict and the beginning of a period of democratic rule. However, the outcomes of these elections are very rarely uniform, with just as many countries returning... more...

  • The War Machinesby Danny Hoffman

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 89.95

    Based on ethnographic research among militias in Sierra Leone and Liberia, Danny Hoffman considers how young men are made available for violent labor on battlefields and in dangerous unregulated industries. more...

  • Life Within Limitsby Michael D. Jackson

    Duke University Press 2011; US$ 79.95

    Based on a return to the village in Sierra Leone where he did his first ethnographic fieldwork in 1969–70, an anthropologist reflects on the universality of human discontent. more...

  • The Freetown Bondby Eldred Durosimi Jones; Marjorie Jones

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 50.00

    Born in 1925, this autobiography includes an account of his early years, giving a vivid picture of growing up in Freetown in the latter days of British colonial rule. more...