From the harbour, a long sand-bank stretches across the entrance, or rather estuary, and it must be approached on the south point, on which is Carpenter's rock, to be seen at low water but covered at high, which ships safely avoid by taking a wide berth...The only danger to be apprehended is during the Tornado season, when such is its violence that ships are frequently driven from their anchors. The appearance of the Colony from sea is particularly marked by a high-peaked mountain, which, from its conical shape, is commonly called the “sugar-loaf” in the neighborhood of which are three other hills of minor attraction. The most elevated is seen above the clouds, and may be described at the distance of thirty or forty miles, perhaps more, long before the low land. (William Whitaker Shreeve. Sierra Leone: The Principal British Colony on the Western Coast of Africa, 1847 pp 21.).
Freetown's peninsula is about 18 miles long from north-west to south-east by about 12 broad. It lies bet…
Tony Jordan might not have been the first to get the idea of “building literary tunnels through which to liberate characters from the constraints of Dickensian novels,” but the thought was on my mind after reading Contemporary Fireside Stories during Banned Books Week.
Let me explain.
Banned Books Week is promoted by the American Library Association and Amnesty International.
The annual campaign "stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them" and the requirement to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions.
The campaign notes those individuals "persecuted because of the writings that they produce, circulate, or read." The 2017 date is September 24–30.
Tony Jordan created new lives for Charles Dickens’s greatest characters in a British television series Dickensian, which I watched back to back recently.
Contemporary Fireside Stories is a volume of short …
May was the month that was in 1962.
Born May 15, 1923, Honoria Bailor-Caulker was installed and
dedicated as Paramount Chief for Kagboro chiefdom in Shenge a week before her 39th birthday.
Shenge, a coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean, is one of the several chiefdoms in Moyamba District in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone.
Honoria was both a Member of Parliament and a paramount
chief with executive power. She had earned a certificate in teaching and was a widow with five children.
Over her career, she served as a Sierra Leone government delegate to the United Nations and other assemblies. She was also a member of numerous women's organizations in Sierra Leone. Her special interests were history, agriculture, and social service/self-help programs.
Honoria had traveled extensively in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and made short
visits to the United States. In 1974, she was invited to speak at the American Anthropological Association.