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Gola

 

(Gula), a people living in the western part of Liberia between the St. Paul and Mano rivers and in the border regions of Sierra Leone. Population is more than 150,000 in Liberia and more than 10,000 in Sierra Leone (1967, estimate). The Golas are subdivided into the Dengola, Toldie, Mana gobla, and other tribes. The Gola language belongs to the Western Bantoid group of languages. Most of the Golas have preserved their ancient traditional beliefs, and a small number of them are Muslims. The chief occupations are farming (rice, manioc) and the gathering of bananas and the fruit of the African oil palm.

Gola

(dreams)

According to W.L. D’Azevedo’s 1973 study of traditional artists in African societies, a particular relationship exists between craftwork, dreams, and spirit beings among the Gola artists of Liberia, whose inspiration occurs during the dream experience and is supported by a very special relationship with a tutelary spirit. Singers, musicians, woodcarvers, and some weavers are referred to as dreamers. They all have a personal spirit inspirer, to whom their works are attributed and with whom they have a relationship of friendship, which molds their work as well as their personality and their behavior.

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Gola Cher is set to be aimed at a novice chase at Cheltenham on December 14 as he bids to remain unbeaten over fences.
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assuming top weight of 11st 12lb, but Gola Cher will still be 7lb out of the handicap.
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Ghazala Gola to take part in the death anniversary of the slain PPP chairperson.
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Tote: 9 Bounce Back, Chives, The Bunny Boiler, 10 Supreme Glory, 12 Gola Cher, Harbour Pilot, Stormez, 14 Ad Hoc, Frantic Tan, Frosty Canyon, Iznogoud, Streamstown, Take Control, 16 Gunther McBride, It's Himself, Jocks Cross, Rith Dubh, Takagi, 20 bar.
Gola reached the peak of its popularity in the 1960s and 70s when its boots and kit were worn by top teams such as Manchester United and were endorsed by legendary figures such as Liverpool's Bill Shankly.
Ghazala Gola along with the Provincial Minister for Urban Planning and Development, Muhammad Ismail Gujjar as well as other PPP women leaders and workers.
Another special item in demand is the roadside Chuski, the ice Gola, which is served as crushed ice covered with colourful and laced with sugar syrup available in various flavours.
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Alan King, who reported that owner Sue Welch's Gola Cher is firmly on course for the Hennessy, felt that the stable stalwart was plenty high enough in the handicap, as he had never previously won from such a rating.