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The Krio of West Africa : Islam, culture, creolization, and colonialism in the nineteenth century

Author: Gibril Raschid Cole
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: New African histories series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, and other areas of West Africa, who settled Freetown, beginning in the  Read more...
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Cole, Gibril Raschid.
Krio of West Africa : Islam, culture, creolization, and colonialism in the nineteenth century.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2013]
xv, 272 pages
(DLC) 2013020422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gibril Raschid Cole
ISBN: 9780821444788 0821444786 9780821420478 082142047X 9780821444603 0821444603
OCLC Number: 861529510
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction --
Creolization and (Krio)lization in the making of nineteenth-century Sierra Leone --
Islam, Christianity, and the state in colonial Freetown --
Trade, religion, and the colonial state --
The Krio diaspora in Nigeria --
Piety and praxis : religion in daily life --
Education and educational reform within the Muslim community --
Postscript.
Series Title: New African histories series.
Responsibility: Gibril R. Cole.

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Offers a nuanced examination of West African history in the postabolition and colonial periods.  Read more...

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