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Document Type

Interview

Publication Date

4-29-2016

Subjects

Sherbro (African people) -- Social life and customs, Sherbro language, Sherbro (African people) -- Personal narratives

Disciplines

African Languages and Societies | Applied Linguistics

Abstract

Ansu Kargboro interviewed by Abdulai Bendu, around 45-50 years old, no education, Palai, Kargboro Chiefdom, farmer with three wives, Sherbro, Temne, Krio. He is a second-generation farmer but his two children are enrolled in school down in Freetown. His mother also helped with the farming, says she used to “pick grass”. She was a nɔsonthiɛ or ‘weeding person’; she did her husband’s work as is stated in the interview. She also bore him ten children. Claims that only Bolom spoken in his village, but then later admits that other languages are being spoken in his town, Palai. She doesn’t feel good about Bolom disappearing – one should speak the language of one’s natal village.

Streaming Media

Ansu Kagboro Interview

Location

Africa, Sierra Leone, Lipalai

Participants

Ansu Kargboro (consultant), Abdulai Bendu (researcher)

Languages

Sherbro, English

ISO 639

bun, eng

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28189

094a Ansu Kargboro interview.docx (18 kB)
Interview transcript

slc0094.htm (662 kB)
Interview text with phonetic transcription

slc0094.JPG (3589 kB)
Photo of Ansu Kagboro

slc0094_AnsuKagboroInterview.imdi (15 kB)

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