Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language, Fishing -- Sierra Leone
African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics
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.
Africa, Sierra Leone, Dema Chiefdom, Seaport
Abdulai Bendu (researcher), Theophilus Ngabe (unspecified), Ali Turay (unspecified)
Childs, George Tucker, "Fishing with Sailboat (part 1)" (2017). The Sherbro Language and Culture of Sierra Leone. 149.