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Title:Islam and trade in Sierra Leone
Editors:Jalloh, AlusineISNI
Skinner, David E.ISNI
City of publisher:Trenton, NJ
Publisher:Africa World Press
ISBN:0865435448; 0865435456
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
mercantile history
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This volume is the product of a conference on Islam, culture, commerce, and politics in Sierra Leone which was held in Washington, D.C., on June 11, 1994. The chapters fall into one of two sections: preindependence and postindependence periods of Sierra Leone history. The essays in the first section concentrate on religious and commercial activities of Muslims: Islam in the northern hinterland and its influence on the development of the Sierra Leone Colony (David E. Skinner); Trade and Islam in Sierra Leone, 18th-20th centuries (Allen M. Howard); Alhaji Momodu Allie: Muslim Fula entrepreneur in colonial Sierra Leone (Alusine Jalloh); Religion, gender, and education in northern Sierra Leone, 1896-1992 (Sylvia Ojukutu-Macauley). The essays in the second section evaluate the significance of Muslim entrepreneurship, organizations, and popular culture in postcolonial Sierra Leone: Muslim Fula merchants and the motor transport business in Freetown, 1961-1978 (Alusine Jalloh); Islamic organization and influence in Sierra Leone, 1930-1990 (David E. Skinner); Popular Islam and political expression in Sierra Leone (C. Magbaily Fyle); The effects of Arab foreign aid on Sierra Leone's economic growth: a quantitative analysis (Abdul Karim Bangura).