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Wariboko, Waibinte E.
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Department of History and Archaeology
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I really cannot make Africa my home: Black West Indian missionaries and the CMS Niger mission , 1895-1925
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2nd Conference on Caribbean Culture and Festival of the Word
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January 2002
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Mona, Jamaica
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Abstract
Looks at the compelling socioeconomic considerations which persuaded the West Indian missionaries to Africa to reject the offer to settle in Africa as colonists. Part one of the paper is an overview of the remote social and ideological issues that informed the demand for West Indian missionaries by the CMS Niger Mission, including the controversial requirement for them to settle as 'colonists' in West Africa. It is intended to provide a background for appreciating incompatability between the ideological assumptions of the CMS Niger Mission and the socioeconomic interests of the West Indian missionaries. The socioeconomic interests are discussed in part two. The conclusion revisits the meaning of Africa to these missionaries in the context of the CMS Niger Mission scheme.....
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