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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

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Published: 30th November 1990
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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-à-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.

"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
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.88  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.54