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Title:Paradoxes of history and memory in post-colonial Sierra Leone
Editors:Ojukutu-Macauley, SylviaISNI
Rashid, IsmailISNI
Year:2013
Pages:323
Language:English
City of publisher:Lanham, MD
Publisher:Lexington Books
ISBN:0739180029; 9780739180020; 0739180037; 9780739180037
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:historiography
memory
national identity
diasporas
gender
Krio
civil-military relations
commissions of inquiry
Abstract:In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Sierra Leone's independence from Britain, the chapters in this collective volume reflect on the various shifts in the historical reconstruction and the politics of memory in postcolonial Sierra Leone: Introduction (Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley and Ismail Rashid); Rebellious subjects and citizens: writing subalterns into the history of Sierra Leone (Ismail Rashid); Clapping with one hand: the search for a gendered 'province of freedom' in the historiography of Sierra Leone (Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley); (Re)envisioning the African diaspora: historical memory and cross-fertilization in post-colonial Sierra Leone (Nemata Blyden); Historical memory, pan-Africanism, and national identity (Tamba E. M'bayo); The Chalmers Commission and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Sierra Leone: official inquiries as historical memory (Lansana Gberie); Decolonization and the rise of Krio separatism (Gibril R. Cole); The roots of military praetorianism in Sierra Leone (Festus Cole); History and memory in contemporary Sierra Leone: re-inscribing fragments from an Atlantic past (Ibrahim Abdullah); History, memory, and post-colonial Sierra Leone (Arthur Abraham); Sierra Leone at fifty: confronting old problems and preparing for new challenges (Yusuf Bangura); They hold up half the sky: prospects and challenges for Sierra Leonean women in the twenty-first century and beyond (Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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