oa African Review - Politics of protest in colonial West Africa: the Sierra Leone experience

Volume 4, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0002-0117



During the sixteen months preceding the outbreak of World War II, Sierra Leone, the second smallest British dependency in West Africa, witnessed a wave of protests, strikes, disturbances and a ""mutiny"". These developments presented an unprecedented challenge to the Government and shook the very foundation of the colonial authority.

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