Gola


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.

References in periodicals archive ?
The PTI government should understand that what they are doing today would come back to them in future,' Ms Gola said and demanded immediate release of Mr Zardari and Ms Talpur.
The most popular flavour of the gola is the kala khatta , a dark, purple sweet and tangy syrup made from black berries.
Gola deploys an impressive mix of interviews, news reports, and archival work to piece his story together.
To keep himself busy, Gola now focuses on his job as the camp's spokesperson.
Werrason and Ferre Gola had paved way for their lion child," he says, adding that given a chance he is willing to work with any of the Congolese artistes upon request.
A citizen Ahmad Bashir was on his way home from work but could not resist the lure of a cup of gola ganda said as summer heat grips, residents specially kids are eager to beat the heat by any means possible.
Gorgeous models wearing Gola footwear with London street style fashion walked down the runway, accompanied by the latest hits of British music artists.
For the past 25 years the Gola Rainforest project in Sierra Leone, West Africa, has ensured this globally-important habitat is conserved.
Spring/summer 2015 sees Gola Classics present its first eyewear collection for men and women.
4 IF you're feeling sporty, this modern take on Gola's Redford Space in green and silver is just the thing to carry.
Grab these women's Skechers Daddy''s high top trainers for PS38 instead of PS58, while this retro Gola Redford flower bag is now PS18 from PS30.
This volume recognizes this reality, and authors Coggan and Gola seek to find a way to consolidate a rigid system of countries with the anarchy of meeting the needs of humans who are migrating at a rapider and rapider pace, and producing pandemics that are moving just as rapidly.