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Wariboko, Waibinte E.
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Ruined by Race : Afro-Caribbean Missionaries and the Evangelization of Southern Nigeria, 1895-1925
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Trenton, N.J.
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Africa World Press
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2007
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Abstract
Ruined by Race takes a look at one set of African descendants who opted to return to Africa: black West Indians, mainly Jamaicans, who during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries volunteered to migrate as Christian missionaries to Nigeria. These men (and their wives), contemporaries of Garvey, went to West Africa with the objective of “improving” the spiritual and moral condition of Africans. Wariboko critically examines their motives, their struggles within the sponsoring body (the Church Missionary Society/Church of England), and their attitudes towards Africa and Africans. Povides an analysis of how conflicting perceptions of race and racial identity ultimately, as the title of book suggests, ruined this missionary enterprise of employing West Indians to proselytize Africans....
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