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Monographs in International Studies #71: African Entrepreneurship: Muslim Fula Merchants in Sierra Leone

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Between 1961 and 1978, Muslim Fula immigrants from different West African countries became one of the most successful mercantile groups in Freetown, the capital city of Sierra Leone. African Entrepreneurship, published by Ohio University Press on December 31, 1999, examines the commercial activities of Fula immigrants and their offspring in Sierra Leone. Author Alusine Jalloh explores the role of Islam in Fula commercial organizations and social relationships, as well as the connection between Fula merchants and politics.

Departing from the prevailing scholarship, Jalloh characterizes the Fula businesses as independent, rather than appendages of Western expatriate commerce. In addition to establishing successful businesses, Fula merchants established Islamic educational institutions for propogating the Muslim faith and promoting Islamic scholarship.

This study also examines the evolution of Fula chieftaincy from the colonial era to the postcolonial period and documents the importance of mercantile wealth and networks in the election of Fula chiefs in Freetown. African Entrepreneurship makes an important contribution to the understudied role of African business in Sierra Leone.

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Published for the Ohio U. Center for International Studies, this study examines how Muslim Fula immigrants became a successful mercantile group in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1978. Includes several photographs, a glossary of African/Muslim terms, and details on the 51 interviews conducted by Jalloh, who directs The Africa Program at the U. of Texas, Arlington.
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Published for the Ohio U. Center for International Studies, this study examines how Muslim Fula immigrants became a successful mercantile group in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1978. Includes several photographs, a glossary of African/Muslim terms, and details on the 51 interviews conducted by Jalloh, who directs The Africa Program at the U. of Texas, Arlington.

About the Author

Alusine Jalloh is associate professor of history and founding director of The Africa Program at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is co-editor of Islam and Trade in Sierra Leone and The African Diaspora.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896802070
Author:
Jalloh, Alusine
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Location:
Athens, Ohio :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
International
Subject:
Islam
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Merchants
Subject:
Fula
Subject:
International - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
Merchants - Sierra Leone - Freetown
Subject:
Fula (African people) - Sierra Leone -
Subject:
Business-International
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Ohio RIS Africa Series
Series Volume:
71
Publication Date:
19991231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
317
Dimensions:
8.45x5.48x5.48 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Published for the Ohio U. Center for International Studies, this study examines how Muslim Fula immigrants became a successful mercantile group in Freetown, Sierra Leone from 1961 to 1978. Includes several photographs, a glossary of African/Muslim terms, and details on the 51 interviews conducted by Jalloh, who directs The Africa Program at the U. of Texas, Arlington.
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