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A Saro Community In The Niger Delta, 1912 1984: The Potts Johnsons Of Port Harcourt And Their Heirs Mac Dixon-Fyle

A Saro Community In The Niger Delta, 1912 1984: The Potts Johnsons Of Port Harcourt And Their Heirs

Mac Dixon-Fyle

Published May 24th 1999
ISBN : 9781580460385
Hardcover
301 pages
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By examining the history of the Potts-Johnsons, an immigrant Saro family from Sierra Leone living in the Port Harcourt region of Nigeria from roughly 1912-1984, this study reviews the migration history of the Saro in the Niger River delta. The workMoreBy examining the history of the Potts-Johnsons, an immigrant Saro family from Sierra Leone living in the Port Harcourt region of Nigeria from roughly 1912-1984, this study reviews the migration history of the Saro in the Niger River delta. The work also touches on many important issues to consider when researching African history: intra-African migration, status of and dominance by elites (both indigenous and immigrant), womens roles in social relationships, and the preservation of family and cultural values under extreme socio-economic stress. Mac Dixon-Fyle is associate professor of History at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.