H.C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958 (African Studies Series)


H.C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958 (African Studies Series)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 272 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521365154
  • DDC分類 966.403

Full Description

This substantial and thoroughly documented book is a political biography of an important figure in Sierra Leone. It is also a comment on two of the major themes of the country's history - the relations between the Colony (Krio society) and the Protectorate (the earlier inhabitants of the territory) and, more importantly, the position of the imperial regime vis-a-vis its colonial subjects. The author, a Sierra Leonean and a Krio himself, skilfully examines the country's recent history through the life of Dr H. C. Bankole-Bright, an important leader of the Krio people. The Krio, descendants of the freed slaves, were the elite of Sierra Leone for more than a century, but ultimately they failed to master mass electorial politics during the period of decolonization leading to independence. Dr Bankole-Bright's failure is seen as emblematic of the disappointed hopes of the Krio as a political group in Sierra Leone. An underlying theme of the book is the misrepresentation of the Krio people in Sierra Leone historiography.

Table of Contents

1. growing up: background to his family and
early life
2. Background to politics in the twentieth
3. Politics in earnest: the setting up of the
N.C.B.W.A., 1919-1924
4. In the Legislative Council, 1924-1939: the
drama of confrontation
5. In the Legislative Council, 1924-1939:
constructive opposition
6. At the crossroads: the flickering flames of
Congress and the challenge of W.A.Y.L.,
7. In the political wilderness: the turbulent
years, 1939-1951
8. Second innings in Parliament: the twilight
years, 1951-1957
9. Bankole-Bright and colonial politics: an