ISBN 9789783117846
Pages 160
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1999
Publisher College Press Publishers, Nigeria
Format Paperback

An Introduction to Church Missionary Society Manuscripts

edited by Wale Okediran

A collection of Church Missionary Society manuscripts from the early part of the nineteenth century until the late 1860s. In their reports and missives, the missionaries - black and white - document life and activities, such as trade in Yorubaland, Sierra Leone and Dahomey (Benin). The missionaries did not restrict themselves to writing about church missionary activities, rather they reported whatever struck them as worthy news, commenting for example on slavery, commodity commerce, internal and external conflicts. As a whole this collection of primary source material sheds light on a unified understanding of the period, and is an important contribution to historical reconstruction.

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About the Editor

Wale Okediran

Wale Okediran is a medical doctor, has published five novels, and short stories in several journals in Nigeria and overseas. He writes a weekly medical column in The Nigerian Tribune and was formerly general secretary of the Association of Nigerian Authors.

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