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In Sierra Leone

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Relates the stories of political leaders and ordinary people in the aftermath of cataclysmic violence. In 2002, Michael Jackson re... Lire la suite
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Relates the stories of political leaders and ordinary people in the aftermath of cataclysmic violence. In 2002, Michael Jackson returned to Sierra Leone, to help Sewa Bockarie (S. B.) Marah - a prominent figure in Sierra Leonean politics - write his autobiography, Jackson's experiences during his stay led him to create a more complex work

Auteur

Michael Jackson is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen. He is an award-winning poet, novelist, and anthropologist. Among his many books are" Minima Ethnographica: Intersubjectivity and the Anthropological Project"; "Barawa, and the Ways Birds Fly in the Sky";" At Home in the World" (published by Duke University Press);" Pieces of Music," a novel; and" Antipodes, " a collection of poetry.



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The reminiscences of an anthropologist revisiting the site of his fieldwork from the 1970s; it is also an account of the life of a prominent politician (and friend of the author) in Sierra Leone.



Résumé
In 2002, as Sierra Leone prepared to announce the end of its brutal civil war, the distinguished anthropologist, poet, and novelist Michael Jackson returned to the country where he had intermittently lived and worked as an ethnographer since 1969. Here, he offers his reminiscences revisiting the site of his fieldwork from the 1970s.

Contenu

Night flight to Freetown; The north; Place of refuge; In Kabala; The beef; Within these four walls; The executions; Fina Kamara's story; Tina Kome Marah; early days; Independence; Going abroad; In government; Thinking back; Seeds of conflict; The war; Day into night; The reverses of fortune; The value of shade; Exile; In Conakry; Trust and truth; The hotel

Informations sur le produit

Titre: In Sierra Leone
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Code EAN: 9780822333135
ISBN: 978-0-8223-3313-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Duke University Press
Genre: Sciences de la terre
nombre de pages: 232
Poids: 310g
Taille: H147mm x B225mm x T15mm
Année: 2004
Auflage: New.

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