Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone
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364 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

28 b/w illus.

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 78

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone

by Alusine Jalloh

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The first comprehensive book on the participation of Muslim Fula business elites in the post-independence politics of Sierra Leone

This groundbreaking volume explores the history of Muslim Fula business elites' participation in the post-independence politics of Sierra Leone. One of the country's main entrepreneurial groups, the Fula are also part of a largerIslamic presence in West Africa, extending from Senegal to Cameroon. Author Alusine Jalloh examines Fula political relationships with the successive governments of Sierra Leone following independence in 1961: first, with the Sierra Leone People's Party during the prime ministership of the brothers Dr. Milton A. S. Margai and Albert M. Margai, and later with the All People's Congress under the leadership of Siaka P. Stevens and Joseph S. Momoh. The study ends with the ouster in 1992 of President Momoh in a military coup.

Using the lens of business history, this important work expands on the themes of immigration and ethnicity, and treats such issues as the rivalry betweenSierra Leonean-born Fula and those born in Guinea, the intersection of Fula business elites and the development of Islam in Sierra Leone, and relations between Sierra Leone and Guinea. The book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the business, Islamic, and political history of Sierra Leone, as well as those interested in global business history and ethnic history.

Alusine Jalloh is Associate Professor of history and founding director of the Africa Program at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Prime Ministership of Milton A. S. Margai, 1961-1964
The Administration of Albert M. Margai, 1964-1967
The Siaka P. Stevens Years, 1968-1985
The Joseph S. Momoh Presidency, 1985-1992
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliogrpahy
Index
"Muslim Fula Business Elites and Politics in Sierra Leone is an interesting and informative study about the participation of entrepreneurs in the political process and is an important addition to the rather small body of literature on this topic." AFRICA
"Professor Jalloh's well-researched and clearly written book is a welcome addition to the dearth of literature that analyses business elite participation and influence in African political affairs. It also provides an excellent introduction to more general problems of political stability, economic corruption, social disruption, and the failure to manage regional crises." IJAHS
"This book is a valuable contribution to the history of post-independence Sierra Leone. It confirms Alusine Jalloh's position as one of the historians most familiar with this particular historical period." ISLAMIC AFRICA

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Title Details

364 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

28 b/w illus.

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 78

Imprint: University of Rochester Press