Sierra Leone: A Political History


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Sierra Leone came to world attention in the 1990s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally. This fleet- ing and particular interest, however, obscured two crucial processes in this small West African state. On the one hand, while the civil war was momentous, brutal and affected all Sierra Leoneans, it was also just one element in the long and faltering attempt to build a nation and state given the country's immensely problematic pre-colonial and British colonial legacies. On the other, ...

Sierra Leone: A Political History 2014, Oxford University Press, USA, New York

ISBN-13: 9780199361762


Sierra Leone: A Political History 2013, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849043236

UK edition