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An Introduction to Pre-Colonial History of the Mende of Sierra Leone (African Studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), V. 67.)

by Arthur Abraham

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Published by Edwin Mellen Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • Ethnic studies,
  • Historical & comparative linguistics,
  • History of specific racial & ethnic groups,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Sierra Leone,
  • Africa - General,
  • General,
  • Government relations,
  • Mende (African people),
  • Mende language,
  • Wars

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages221
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10971408M
    ISBN 100773467947
    ISBN 109780773467941

    1 Introduction This paper focuses on two aspects of contemporary Sierra Leone: firstly the organization, purpose, and political role of the cultural institutions known as “secret societies” and, secondly, the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), which is a central element of rites. When I.T.A. Wallace-Johnson returned to Sierra Leone in April , she immediately joined forces with him in the establishment of a "chapter" o the West African Youth League (WAYL). The move was a resounding success, for in the Municipal Council elections in November , the WAYL candidates swept the polls.

    The chiefdom traces its history to a Limba warrior named Wuyeh, who had six sons who ruled the area. The first was Foday, and after him Mansaray. No date can be put on Wuyeh's arrival, but the Limba have a long history in Sierra Leone, and were likely there before even the Mane invasions of the 15th century. Abraham Arthur () An Introduction to Pre-Colonial History of the Mende of Sierra Leone, Edwin Mellen Press. Unpublished Masters Thesis, Columbia University (Available from author in .

      Mother Tongue Education in Sierra Leone (the Portuguese) were the first Europeans known to pre-colonial Sierra Leoneans." By Dr. Abou Bai-Sheka, Coquitlam, Canada. The history of literacy in the mother tongues of the people of Sierra Leone dates as far back as the nineteenth century. Religious organizations first made attempts to use them. The book “The Electoral ommission and the Management of Sierra Leone’s Electoral Process: An introduction”, is an introduction to the history of Sierra Leone’s Electoral Management ody (EM) called The Electoral Commission (E) or National Electoral ommission (NE), File Size: 3MB.


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An Introduction to Pre-Colonial History of the Mende of Sierra Leone (African Studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), V. 67.) by Arthur Abraham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abraham (history, Virginia State U.) taught African studies and social sciences in Sierra Leone, and is a specialist on the Mende, a Mande- speaking people who inhabit most of the southern half of the modern Sierra Leone and a bit of northwestern Liberia.

This study of the Mende, the largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone, uncovers Mende origins, ending at the beginning of the colonial period.

Drawing from documentary, oral, anthropological, linguistic and other evidence, the work argues that Mende originated as a "lingua franca" sometime in the late 16th century and spread fairly quickly. Sierra Leone first became inhabited by indigenous African peoples at least 2, years ago.

The dense tropical rainforest partially isolated the region from other West African cultures, and it became a refuge for peoples escaping violence and jihads.

Sierra Leone was named by Portuguese explorer Pedro de Sintra, who mapped the region in The Freetown estuary. The Mende people (also spelled Mendi) are one of the two largest ethnic groups in Sierra Leone; their neighbours, the Temne people, have roughly the same Mende and Temne each account for slightly more than 30% of the total Mende are predominantly found in the Southern Province and the Eastern Province, while the Temne are found primarily.

Mende people in Sierra Leone Economy Subsistence. The Mende are an agricultural people who engage in gardening around their homes and rice farming in the outer lands.

Rice is the staple crop, and community life is organized around its production, storage, and distribution. Supplementary food crops include cassava, yams, sesame, and : Kwekudee. Abraham (history, Virginia State U.) taught African studies and social sciences in Sierra Leone, and is a specialist on the Mende, a Mande- speaking people who inhabit most of the southern half of the modern Sierra Leone and a bit of northwestern Liberia.

Among his conclusions are that the Mende arrived in the region only in the middle 16th Author: Arthur Abraham. book. An Introduction to Pre-Colonial History of the Mende of Sierra Leone (African Studies (Lewiston, N.Y.), V. ) (This study of the Mende, the largest ethnic group in Sier) Mende Government and Politics Under Colonial Rule: Historical Study of.

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Conteh Page 1 of CHAPTER 1 HISTORICAL CONTEXT Historical and political developments Sierra Leone is situated on. histories of Sierra Leone’s chiefdoms.

In this manuscript, we provide those histories. The chieftaincy in Sierra Leone was established inwhen Governor Cardew transformed society by empowering a set of Paramount Chiefs as the sole authority of local government in the newly created Sierra Leone Size: KB.

Paramount Chieftaincy in Sierra Leone: History and Electoral Process,This book on Paramount Chieftaincy in Sierra Leone is a result of the lack of adequate reading materials on such an important, resilient and centuries old traditional institution of governance in provincial Sierra Leone, especially its electoral : Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh.

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by Arthur Abraham. [/i]. Pre-Colonial Sierra Leone, Why should the Mende be Remembered. Pre-Colonial Sierra Leone, Why should the Mende be Remembered. Welander Basic Info on Mende.

The Mende people are one of the largest tribes in Sierra Leone, taking up about half the population. They have been a complex people deep into thier past. Sierra Leone is located on the west coast of Africa, north of the equator.

With a land area of 27, square miles (71, square kilometers), it is slightly smaller than the state of South Carolina. Sierra Leone is bounded by Guinea to the north and northeast, Liberia to the south and southeast, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

in Sierra Leone, the institutions of indirect rule created a political movement that captured the central state at independence in The system persisted, however, because even when the central state was captured by new movements afterindirect rule mutated into a generalized form of incumbency Size: KB.

Sierra Leone is bounded on the west and southwest by the Atlantic Ocean, on the northwest, north, and northeast by Guinea, and on the east and southeast by Liberia. It was a Portuguese sailor, Pedro da Cintra who, on a visit to this land innamed the place he saw as Serra Lyoa (lion range or lion mountain).

Blog. 10 April Prezi’s Staff Picks: Remote work advice from the largest all-remote company; 9 April Environmental education resources to commemorate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. the political history of Sierra Leone, such as Harris (), Cole () and Gberie () (Appendix 1).

Causes of the war and factors that sust ained the warAuthor: Clotilde Asangna. The second work is another book by Thompson tiled The Criminal Law of Sierra Leone (). In this book, the author employs relevant case-law authorities and illustrations to show how the substantive criminal law has been applied, expounded and developed in Sierra Leone since the introduction of English Common Law in the nation.

The Temne people constitute one of the largest ethnic groups of Sierra Leone. Their largest concentrations are found in the northwestern and central parts of Sierra Leone, as well as the coastal capital city of Freetown.

Although Temne speakers live mostly in the Northern Province, they also can be found in a number of other West African countries as well, including Guinea .Sierra Leone came to world attention in the s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally.

This fleeting and particular interest, however, obscured two crucial processes in this small West African state.

On the one hand, while the civil war was momentous, brutal and affected all Sierra Leoneans, it was also just one element in the long .Liberia, country along the coast of western Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Atlantic Ocean.

It is the only black state in Africa never subjected to colonial rule and is Africa’s oldest republic. Its capital city is Monrovia.