Writings on Education in West Africa

Writings on Education in West Africa

by Hannah Kilham


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Writings on Education in West Africa by Hannah Kilham

Hannah Kilham (1774-1832) was a missionary whose aim in her work in the Gambia and Sierra Leone was to teach children in their own indigenous languages rather than in English. In order to do so she learned the Wolof language from African sailors in London and later, in Sierra Leone, collected specimens of thirty languages through her encounters with freed slaves. The first of two publications reissued in this volume, Kilham's Report on a Recent Visit to the Colony of Sierra Leone (1828), discusses the state of education in the colony as well as the general condition of its people. The second, Claims of West Africa to Christian Instruction through the Native Languages (1830) also discusses the system of education, outlining the process of tuition, and emphasising the need for Bible translations into African languages.

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ISBN-13: 9781108019149
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/21/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - African Studies Series
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

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