The Temne of Sierra Leone: African Agency in the Making of a British Colony

The Temne of Sierra Leone: African Agency in the Making of a British Colony

by Joseph J. Bangura


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107197985
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/09/2017
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.22(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Joseph J. Bangura is an Associate Professor of History and Director of the African Studies Program at Kalamazoo College, Michigan. He holds a Ph.D. in African history from Dalhousie University, Canada and has published widely on the colonial history of Sierra Leone and Freetown.

Table of Contents

Part I. Historical Epistemology: 1. Introduction: rethinking history and Freetown historiography; 2. Frontiers of identity: the Creoles and the politics of belonging; Part II. Beyond the Colonial Sphinx: African Agency in the Making of the Colony: 3. Realpolitik and boundaries of power: the Temne in local administration; 4. Intergroup relations and genealogies of conflict: the Temne and Freetonian dichotomy; Part III. Ethnocentrism and New Frames of Popular Culture: 5. Temne cultural associations and popular representations; 6. Islamic triumphalism in a Christian colony: Temne Agency in the spread and Sierra Leonization of Islam; 7. From the margins to the center: the role of Temne market women traders; 8. Conclusion: nexus of microhistory: new perspective on the Colony's historical landscape; Bibliography; Index.

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