The links between Sierra Leone and the Gullah-Geechee people

28 minutes

Amadu Massally is our guest today. He is the CEO and co-founder of Fambul Tiki and he is from Sierra Leone,  a country in West Africa, that is bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean.  It is known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. And also as one that has minerals!  The main ones being diamonds, gold, bauxite, rutile, limonite, and iron.  We are also blessed with rich fauna and flora and have some unique hippopotamuses, over a hundred bird species, and even rare chimpanzees.

But one of the most interesting things about this country is how it helped to shape some parts of the world via the Transatlantic Slave Trade.  And the formation of the capital city, Freetown, it is arguable, one of the most fascinating stories out there with regard to the establishment of capital cities, the world over.  It is also the only country in Africa that can clearly show a two-way connection with the Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina and Georgia to date. Sierra Leone has another two-way connection with the Maroons of Jamaica.  We will explore some of those connections on these pages.  While this is not well-known today, Sierra Leonean has a two-way connection with Trinidad and Tobago. Carriacou, Grenada; and Halifax, NS are also connections to Sierra Leone that Fambul Tik has explored.

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