The Krio of Sierra Leone An Interpretive History (International Library of Sierra Leone Studies, 2)

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The Krio of Sierra Leone: An Interpretive History: Wyse, Akintola J. G.: : Books. 1 Collectible from $ See All Buying by: by. Akintola J. Wyse. Rating details 3 ratings 1 review. The Krio of SIERRA LEONE OFTEN ERRONEOUSLY CALLED 'CREOLE' ARE A PEOPLE WITH A UNIQUE TRADITION AND HISTORY.

The Krio of Sierra Leone book ANCESTORS, THE FIRST COLONIST OF THE PENINSULA ON WHICH FREETOWN STANDS, WERE BLACK PEOPLE BROUGHT TO AFRICA FROM LONDON, NOVA SCOTIA AND JAMAICA, /5(1). The Krio of Sierra Leone.: Akintola J.

Wyse. Hurst, - Social Science - pages. 0 Reviews. The Krio of Sierra Leone--often erroneously called 'Creole'--are a people with a unique.

This book is a children's color book based on a typical village school day in the 70s and 80s of the Krio (Creole) Children from the surrounding villages of Free Town, Sierra Leone. Overall, these typical school days are the building blocks for most creoles in the diaspora who grew up in one of the villages of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone was founded as a British colony in the late 18th century. It was envisioned as a homeland for poor black people living in The Krio of Sierra Leone book.

Many of the “black poor” living in Britain were African American Loyalists who had been freed from slavery as a reward for fighting for Britain during the American Revolutionary War.5/5(1). The Sierra Leone Krio statute-imposed travails include other denials confining them to a form of solitude in relation to their fellow countrymen in all matters pertaining to freedom and livelihood within the country.

“Lastly,” Dr. Dove-Edwin explained further in the release, “it is. The Krios of Sierra Leone historic links to Britain began with Britain’s part in that heinous ‘Slave Trade’– for the ethnic group called ‘Krios’ are descendants of various African American, Caribbean, and African ex-slaves and freemen who the British resettled in Africa in the modern day West African country of Sierra is their story.

Title: Peace Corps Sierra Leone - Krio Language Author: marco Created Date: 9/17/ PM. Other resources for the Bible in the Krio Language; Joshua Project; ; ; Bible publication dates; The New Testament was published in The Sierra Leone Creole people (Krio: Krio people) is an ethnic group in Sierra Sierra Leone Creole people are descendants of freed African American, West Indian, and Liberated African slaves who settled in the Western Area of Sierra Leone between and about The colony was established by the British, supported by abolitionists, under the Sierra Leone Company as a place for.

The Krio of West Africa is not only a long-overdue and welcome addition to the historical literature on Sierra Leone, but also a breath of fresh air for treating an important subject located in the longue durée of Sierra Leone’s past rather than privileging the aberration that much of the country’s postcolonial history has been.

The Krio of Sierra Leone: an interpretive history / Akintola Wyse. Format Book Published London: C. Hurst in association with the International African Institute, c Description xiii, p.: map ; 23 cm. Other contributors International African Institute. Notes Includes index. Bibliography: p.

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Written by Seán Farren, and published in by the Sierra Leone Irish Partnership. A good pocket dictionary and phrasebook of Krio, the English-based Creole of Sierra Leone. Useful for trips to Sierra Leone as well as to those interested in African Creoles: the book highlights expressions and words particular to the language (e.g.

loans from African languages).Reviews: New Perspectives on the Sierra Leone Krio Volume of 9], [American university studies, ISSN Authors: Mac Dixon-Fyle, Gibril Raschid Cole: Editors: Mac Dixon-Fyle, Gibril Raschid Cole: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Peter Lang.

The Krio of West Africa represents the results of some of the first sustained historical research to be undertaken since the end of Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. It speaks clearly and powerfully not only to those with an interest in the specific history of Sierra Leone, but to histories of Islam in West Africa, the British empire, the Black Atlantic, the Yoruban diaspora, and the slave trade and its aftermath.

Explore the history of the Krio people of Sierra Leone and discover the dress, architecture, language, lifestyle and tradition of their community in the London, Sugar and Slavery gallery ’s latest display at the Museum of London Docklands.

The Krios of Sierra Leone includes contemporary objects from the collections of Krio Londoners as well as 19th century objects related to British colonial rule in Sierra.

Book synopsis The ex-slave, Krio population of Freetown, Sierra Leone - an amalgam of ethnicities drawn from several parts of the African continent - is a fascinating study in hybridity, creolization, European cultural penetration, the retention of African cultural values, and the interface between New World returnees and autochthonous populations of West Africa.

More Information on US Peace Corps Krio Courses Peace Corps- Krio Language Lessons COURSE OVERVIEW This manual is designed to serve as the basis for an introductory training course in the Krio language. There are nine units of five lessons each. Every fifth lesson is a review and a test.

A set of tapes for the nine units has been prepared. Sierra Leone Creole or Krio is the lingua franca and the de facto national language spoken throughout the West African nation of Sierra is spoken by roughly 6, people—nearly all Sierra Leone's population.

While English is Sierra Leone's sole official language, Krio. Krio phrasebook. Leone Krio is the lingua franca and the de facto national language spoken throughout the West African nation of Sierra Leone.

Krio is spoken by roughly 6, people—nearly all Sierra Leone's population. Online shopping for Sierra Leone from a great selection at Books Store. We provide Krio Translation and Interpreting services either on site, via video remote or by telephone for the people of Sierra Leone.

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.

and available in Sierra Leone,” she exclaimed, holding high the Bible which now speaks in the common language of the nation. The Krio Bible effort began in with linguistic research spearheaded by Lutheran Bible Translators missionaries and national educators and church leaders in Sierra Leone.

The New Testament was published in The national language of Sierra Leone is English. In addition to English, the Creoles also speak a distinctive Krio language named after their ethnic group.

Inthere werespeakers in Sierra Leone (, in all countries); Krio was the third-most spoken language behind Mende (1,) and Temne (1,). Sierra Leone’s unique history, especially in the development and consolidation of British colonialism in West Africa, has made it an important site of historical investigation since the s.

Much of the scholarship produced in subsequent decades has focused on the “Krio,” descendants of freed slaves from the West Indies, North America, England, and other areas of West Africa, who.

Krio is spoken by 97% of Sierra Leone's population and unites the different ethnic groups in the country, especially in their trade and social interaction with each other. Krio is the primary language of communication among Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad.

The language is native to the Sierra Leone Creole people or Krios, (a community of. I lived in Sierra Leone for 4 years and am moderately proficient at Krio, but you would definitely want to have a native speaker for a tutor.

I do have a soft copy of the peace corps Krio book that's used to teach the language which I could share. I'd recommend you ask this question on the Freetowners and/or 3towners Facebook groups. The official language of Sierra Leone is English, with Krio (a Creole language derived from English) widely spoken.

English is also the medium of instruction from the first year of primary school. This means that the books in English that we can send for schools, colleges and public and community libraries are especially useful.

Krio Dictionary and Phrasebook by Hanne-Ruth Thompson and Momoh Taziff Koroma Nearly two years after its publication was first announced, the Thompson & Koroma dictionary of Sierra Leone Krio finally comes as a welcome addition to the affordable series of language books published by.

Sierra Leone has been a source of and destination for refugees. Sierra Leone’s civil war internally displaced as many as 2 million people, or almost half the population, and forced almost another half million to seek refuge in neighboring countries (, Sierra.

Malinke, Mende, Temne, Limba, Krio economical GNP $ billion GNP/person $ currency: 1 Leone = cents geography Loma Mansa 1, m west: Atlantic Ocean north/east: Phone Book of south: Phone Book of The ex-slave, Krio population of Freetown, Sierra Leone – an amalgam of ethnicities drawn from several parts of the African continent – is a fascinating study in hybridity, creolization, European cultural penetration, the retention of African cultural values, and the interface between New World returnees and autochthonous populations of West Africa.

The Krio of Sierra Leone often erroneously called Creole are a people with a unique tradition and history. Their ancestors, the first colonists of the Peninsula on which Freetown stands, were black people brought to Africa from London, Nova Scotia and Jamaica, and Liberated Africans freed from slave ships intercepted on their way to the Americas.

The whole of Sierra Leone covers s square miles (72, square kilometers), roughly the size of South Carolina. At its northern tip lies Freetown, the Sierra Leonean capital.

The peninsula's mountain range is covered by tropical rain forests split by. BACKGROUND. The History of Krio. Krio is an English-based creole spoken mainly in Sierra Leone in West Africa.

The name is proposed to be derived from Yoruba a kiri yo (we go-about-aimlessly full/satisfied) meaning "Those who habitually go about paying visits after church service", as the Krios were wont to do (Fyle & Jones ).

Mohamed Gibril Sesay is a lecturer in sociology at Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone. This essay was written for the Sierra Leone National Book Fair held at the 50/50 Headquarters in Tower Hill, Freetown from December is dedicated to the history, language and traditions of Krios.

Krios can be found mainly in Sierra Leone, Nigeria – where they are known as Saros and the Gambia – where they are called Akus. The Krios of Sierra Leone are descendants of freed slaves, who settled in Freetown and it’s surroundings between and More than 2, publishers in the Sierra Leonean Krio-language field rejoiced when the New World Translation of the Christian Greek Scriptures in Krio was released on Ap It was not possible for our brothers to assemble for this special event, since the government’s safety directives related to the coronavirus pandemic prohibited gatherings.

Sierra Leone Krio is the lingua franca and the de facto national language spoken throughout the West African nation of Sierra Leone. Krio is spoken by 97% of Sierra Leone’s population and unites the different ethnic groups in the country, especially in their trade and social interaction with each other.

The new, Krio version of Christianity’s holy book is gaining widespread use. And it is helping to increase attendance at religious services in Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital.Sierra Leonean Creole (Krio) Sierra Leonean Creole is an English-based creole language spoken in Sierra Leone by about million people,of whom speak it as a native languages.

It is used as a lingua franca in Sierra Leone and is spoken by about 97% of the population.

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