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Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

10-4-2017

Subjects

Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language, Fishing -- Sierra Leone

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics

Abstract

In this video the two fishermen pull in the net. Not much of a catch, three small fish, but they usually leave the net in the water for a longer time. There’s a close-up of the sail showing how it’s made of plastic. The spade-shaped paddles are common. Both boats are dugouts but with planks used as gunwales to make the sides a little taller. Ali, manning the fishing net and sail (sort of) is indifferent to how sharply the boat is listing. It was this type of sailboat that people used to travel to Freetown for the independence celebration in 1961.

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Location

Africa, Sierra Leone, Dema Chiefdom, Seaport

Participants

Abdulai Bendu (researcher), Theophilus Ngabe (unspecified), Ali Turay (unspecified)

Languages

Sherbro, English

ISO 639

bun, eng

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28289

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