The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century

The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century

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 late eighteenth century. Two foundational and enduring… (more)

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Publisher: Ohio University Press (September 15, 2013)

Collection: New African Histories

Parent ISBN: 9780821420478

Page count: 280 pages

Language: English


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