Sierra Leone Heritage Community

About The Community

You can become part of SierraLeoneHeritage.org by joining the Sierra Leone Heritage Facebook Group. This will enable you to post comments, participate in discussions, upload photos and videos, and share your interest in Sierra Leonean culture and heritage with other like-minded people. This digital resource recognises that different people have different knowledges and experiences of cultural traditions, practices, performances, objects and sites. By integrating the social networking features of Facebook into the resource, we hope that SierraLeoneHeritage.org will provide a forum for bringing these differently-situated knowledges together. So, whether you are Sierra Leonean or not, whether an academic or a cultural performer, a carver or a museum curator, a traditional healer or a tourist, you are welcome to join the community, contribute your knowledge, and help us to learn from each other.

From The Community

12:00am Jan 1
I understand the sensitive nature of this question, but hope someone can point me to somewhere to find more information. My 4th great grandfather was a missionary in Sierra Leone in the years following the British establishing the colony. I just got some of his letters and he writes that he and his wife adopted 6 children (who had been saved from a slave vessel). He writes about how much he loved the children but none of them went back to Europe when they left the colony about 10 years later. I assume the children were all adults by then. I'm wondering if there is any way to identify these kids? Are there any records or other documents that may help? Maybe not, but I thought it was a question worth asking. Thank you.


12:00am Jan 1
Are there any genealogical research centres in Sierra Leone I can contact to narrow down my Mende ancestry to clan?


12:00am Jan 1
Aline Motta thank you so much for follow up. I have sent you a friend request and looking forward to making our connection.


12:00am Jan 1
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/07/27/a-legacy-for-hope-sierra-leones-national-railway-museum/


12:00am Jan 1
http://news.sl/drwebsite/publish/article_200530862.shtml


12:00am Jan 1
New research project – get involved! We are embarking on a new project to research and retrace the journeys of N. W. Thomas, a colonial anthropologist who travelled extensively in Sierra Leone and Southern Nigeria between 1909 and 1915. Thomas took thousands of photographs and made hundreds of sound recordings of songs and speech, using wax cylinders. If you are a Mende, Temne, Limba or Koranko speaker or are familiar with traditional Sierra Leonean music, we’d very much appreciate your help translating the recordings into English and learning about the recordings more generally. There are 110 recordings from Sierra Leone, all of which can be accessed at http://www.sierraleoneheritage.org/browse/browse_db (see the ‘British Library’ carousel at the bottom). We’ll be posting further information about the project here over the coming months. Please email info@sierraleoneheritage.org if you can help. Here is an example track, recorded at Toma, to the west of Pujehun, in January 1915.


12:00am Jan 1
What happens when slaves go back to Africa?
Watch a review of Seeking Freedom by Yema Lucilda Hunter, A tale of an exodus return to Sierra Leone, West Africa Indie Book Show Africa reviews books and films. Subscribe and join us reviewing and introducing African literature to the world.


12:00am Jan 1
Me a Swedish woman lived in Sierra Leone 80-84. Found my collection of stamps I have kept in the storage.
Some are with marks and some without.
Notice the 10 cent stamp converted over to 40 value of 40 cents. The 6th pic. Remeber that time when the prices went up high.....and nowadays...40 cents worth nothing. Hope you enjoy to see them.