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H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958 : African Studies Series - Akintola Wyse

H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958

African Studies Series

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1990
ISBN: 9780521365154
Number Of Pages: 292

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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, skillfully 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 electoral 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.

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"Written by Akintola J.G. Wyse, one of Sierra Leone's most prolific historians..." American Historical Review

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Growing up: background to his family and early lifep. 3
Background to politics in the twentieth centuryp. 16
Politics in earnest: the setting up of the N.C.B.W.A., 1919-1924p. 32
In the Legislative Council, 1924-1939: the drama of confrontationp. 59
In the Legislative Council, 1924-1939: constructive oppositionp. 87
At the crossroads: the flickering flames of Congress and the challenge of W.A.Y.L., 1936-1939p. 108
In the political wilderness: the turbulent years, 1939-1951p. 133
Second innings in Parliament: the twilight years, 1951-1957p. 164
Bankole-Bright and colonial politics: an assessmentp. 179
Notesp. 192
Bibliographyp. 251
Indexp. 263
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ISBN: 9780521365154
ISBN-10: 0521365155
Series: African Studies Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 292
Published: 30th November 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.88  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.54