Wariboko, Waibinte E.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History and Archaeology
I really cannot make Africa my home: West Indian missionaries as outsiders in the Church Missionary Society civilizing mission to Southern Nigeria 1898-1925
Journal of African history
Date of Publication
Analyzes how the pursuit of socioeconomic self-interest affected the construction and representation of race and identity among the West Indians in the Niger Mission. Issues discussed included : the European managers of the Church Missionary Society Niger Mission requirement that all black West Indians in their employ make Africa their home; West Indians' demand to be treated and perceived as foreigner on the same footing as Europeans; Denial of parity with Europeans in the allocation of scarce benefits on the basis of racial considerations; Unresolved tensions over the redistribution of scarce resources that led to the pre-mature collapse of the West scheme.....