British West Africa

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British West Africa,

former inclusive term for the British colonies of Cameroons, Gambia, Gold Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togoland.
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British West Africa

the former British possessions of Nigeria, The Gambia, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast, and the former trust territories of Togoland and Cameroons
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Incrementally, and with temporal and social specificities, these were the adequate sociopolitical even moral conditions that the Aborigines Rights Protection Society (ARPS), the National Congress of British West Africa (NCBW), and Cocoa Hold-Ups of the 1920s-30s would operate under.
(17) Samuel Wood, son of a prosperous Cape Coast merchant, a staunch and active member of the Aborigines' Rights Protection Society (formed in 1897) and served as the secretary of the National Congress of British West Africa, the first pan-African organisation on the Anglophone West Coast formed in 1920, also by the Western-educated elite.
The new Grey Space studio in Water Street, Liverpool, once the Bank of British West Africa
Cloth Girl, which she began writing in 2002, portrays life in British West Africa in the ten years leading up to independence.
Thus, despite the book's title, British West Africa is entirely missing from this work.
Warm, humorous and finally very moving, this marvellous first novel by Marilyn Heward Mills is set in British West Africa, the Gold Coast, in the 1940s, during the 10 years leading up to Independence.
In 1934 four Americans, including anthropologist Laura Boulton and her ornithologist husband Rudyard, carried out an expedition in West Africa, as Boulton herself described it, "to collect specimens for the new hall of exotic birds in the Field Museum of Natural History, to film the customs and ceremonies of tribal life, and to record the music of French and British West Africa" (CD-ROM [cdtext.pdf], 65).
The emergence of territorial nationalism inexorably undermined the Saro leaders by challenging their dedication to elite politics and their fundamental attachment to the notion of British West Africa. In the 1940s, the rise of nationalist movements led by men like Nnamdi Azikiwe, Potts-Johnson's former student, rapidly marginalized the Sierra Leonians.

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