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The Frontier in Sierra Leone: Past Experiences, Present Status and Future Trajectories, by David O’Kane and Anaïs Ménard (2015)

Igor Kopytoff revolutionised our thinking on the origins of African ethnic identities by arguing that such identities were formed by and through frontier processes. These were the political and economic processes that came into play when groups splintered from existing populations and migrated into new zones on the edges of, or between, existing population groups […]