Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language
African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics
Our first recording! I interviewed Abdulai in English and he responded in Bolom – after the introductory bits, he related the story of his life, all in about five minutes – I noticed a fair amount of English inside, especially connectives like “so” and “because”. The room had some bare walls, so there might have been some echoing – otherwise the recording was fine. He was a sickly child and was sent away to Freetown for early treatment but returned to the farm to help his father every year. His father is a prosperous farmer and madrasa instructor who has been asked to run for political office but has refused every time. Abdulai did not get enough passes to be admitted to university but has since made up all but the English one.
Africa, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Fourah Bay College, Freetown
Abdulai Bendu (researcher), Tucker Childs (researcher)
Childs, George Tucker, "Abdulai Bendu interview" (2016). The Sherbro Language and Culture of Sierra Leone. 10.