Abraham, Arthur 2003 0-7734-6794-7 234 pages This study of the Mende, the largest ethnic group in Sierra Leone, goes back in time to uncover Mende origins, and ends at the beginning of the Colonial period. Drawing from early documentary, oral, anthropological, linguistic and other evidence, the work argues that Mende originated in all probability as a lingua franca sometime in the late 16th century and spread fairly quickly. State formation began in the 17th century, gathering momentum in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Three case studies form the focus of the rest of the book.
Nwagboso, Emmanuel C. 2012 0-7734-2942-5 172 pages Sierra Leone has undergone an era of political instability. The author proposes several solutions to the problems in that country. Their diamond trade provides the necessary wealth to build a thriving economy. However, their use of child laborers has drawn criticism from the human rights community. International relations are also discussed by proposing ways of facilitating economic trade with neighboring countries. The role of the IMF, the United Nations, and other international Non-Governmental Organizations are discussed at length.
Thomas-Emeagwali, Gloria 1992 0-7734-9557-6 216 pages In science the areas of focus include mathematics, medicine, and the sociology of medicine as well as biologically-based warfare. In technology, iron, gold, diamond, and glass-making technologies dominate. Three of the cases of metallurgical development are centered on the pre-colonial periods. Chapters examine deficiencies and offer critical analysis of contemporary state policies in the areas of Nigeria and Zambia.
Hinton, Samuel 2009 0-7734-4955-8 184 pages The study examines multidimensional issues relating to cruelty and forgiveness, specifically following the ten-year civil war in Sierra Leone. It discussed some experiences of children in Biblical times, and connections between the work of street children personnel and practical theology.
Kallon, Kelfala M. 2003 0-7734-6532-4 418 pages This book’s overriding theme is that Sierra Leone’s problem of endemic corruption is due to the fact that the net benefit from corruption has been consistently positive and high throughout much of the post-independence period, and that economic analysis can offer useful insights into the problem of corruption, generally, and Sierra Leone’s problem, specifically. It follows a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing heavily on economics, history, and political science. It is directed at scholars and policy makers interested in the problem of corruption in LDCs, and its findings are applicable to other African countries and corruption studies.