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  • Chasing the Devilby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2010; US$ 12.34

    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...

  • 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...

  • Epistemologies of African Conflictsby Zubairu Wai

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a bold, ground-breaking epistemological critique of the dominant discourses on African conflicts. Based on a painstaking study of the ways in which the Sierra Leone civil war has been interpreted, it considers how Africa is constructed as a site of knowledge and the implications that this has for the continent and its people. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 43.95

    Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding 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. This book presents nuanced and contextually specific knowledge of Sierra Leone?s political and... more...

  • Magic and Warfareby Nathalie Wlodarczyk

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2009; US$ 85.00

    This study explores the roles played by magic in contemporary African warfare, specifically through the case of Sierra Leone, to assess its impact on behaviour in conflict. A conceptual framework is suggested for analysing culturally alien practices more broadly and to inform approaches to civilian and military intervention. more...