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Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

3-3-2017

Subjects

Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language, Civil service -- Reinstatement -- Sierra Leone

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics

Abstract

This is the seventh of eight bundles containing videos, audio files and photographs of the Mokain reinstatement. In this series, the regularly elected section chief was to be reinstated much to the displeasure of the acting section chief who had lost the election but had been appointed to serve in the interim as section chief by Speaker Suffian, the Speaker for Paramount Chief Madam Lenga.

Najimu Koroma was originally elected and reinstated, after a two-year suspension by the District Officer because of showing favoritism in a court case involving his father and uncle. Lamin Koroma initially lost the elections, but was installed as the replacement following Najimu's suspension.

Many celebrations took place in Fakai, Najimu's hometown.

Language use note: When Speaker Suffian spoke he used Bolom at first, with an interpreter translating into Krio. As he went on he switched to Krio and the interpreter translated what he said into Bolom.

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Location

Africa, Sierra Leone, Kagboro Chiefdom, Shenge

Participants

Abdulai Bendu (researcher)

Languages

Sherbro, English

ISO 639

bun, eng

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28329

slc2131.wav (20958 kB)
Interview audio

slc2131_Mokain6.imdi (11 kB)

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