A Saro community in the Niger Delta, 1912-1984: the by Mac Dixon-Fyle

By Mac Dixon-Fyle

Via reading the background of the Potts-Johnsons (an immigrant Saro (emigrant Krio humans) kin from Sierra Leone) dwelling within the Port Harcourt quarter of Nigeria from approximately 1912-1984, this examine experiences the migration heritage of the Saro within the Niger River delta. The paintings additionally touches on many very important matters to think about while discovering African historical past: intra-African migration, prestige of and dominance through elites (both indigenous and immigrant), women's roles in social relationships, and the maintenance of kinfolk and cultural values less than severe socio-economic pressure.

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It presided over the segregated residential zoning programme, the demarcation of building sites, drainage lines, and streets, with the District Engineer in a supervisory role. 34 As functioning departments became a part of the routine of Port Harcourt, more jobs were generated and many economic opportunities created for those with an education, traders, European firms, and sundry adventurers, who now progressively moved into the township. Firms such as the African Traders Company, Elder Dempster, John Holt, G.

How were the anti-colonial activities of the Saro received by a British presence that had come to regard these immigrants as vectors of European values and sub-imperial subalterns of the realm? The decision by the British to establish Port Harcourt in 1912 as a port for the export of coal from the neighboring Udi fields, and the handling of European manufactured goods, marks the beginnings of emigration into the fledgling township. Although unskilled labor was drawn predominantly from within Nigeria, and particularly from the surrounding mainland and riverine Ijaw communities, the need for skilled labor in construction work and early administration provided many opportunities for Saro already resident in different areas of the territory.

In Port Harcourt, I will always be grateful to the following individuals and their families: ''E. '' and Mercy Alagoa, J. U. J. and Rose Asiegbu, Hannah Benstowe, David Blaney, George Caffentzis, Ade and Marie Corkson, Philippe Dah, Nick Faraclas, Silvia Federici, Willfried and Mary Feuser, Sahr and Hawa Gbamanja, Feh and Florence George, Sherry Gray, Robin Horton, Patrick and Joan Kakwenzire, Cecil and Clementina Manly-Rollings, Sahrfillie and New-Year Matturi, Alamin Mazrui, Hector and Marion Morgan, Kay Moseley, Charles Nnolim, Nwobodike and Judy Nwanodi, Bio and Muna Nyananyo, Bob and Lettie Ogali, Sam and Diane Okiwelu, Ola and Hazel Rotimi, Ademola and Ore Salau, Bobo and Abba Tekenah, Kay Williamson, and Okogbule Wonodi.

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