Frontier Women of Sierra Leone

Photographic survey of early colony burial sites in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s RememberMe project (run by the University of Hull).

In the cemeteries of Freetown, Sierra Leone, are the final resting places of the forgotten frontiers women of the West Coast of Africa. A wealth of human history is buried within this dusty red soil; a disappearing record of English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Portuguese, French and African settlers who were instrumental in building the world’s first multicultural post-slave society. Thousands of former slaves were returned to, or liberated here, at what became modern day Freetown.


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