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Turncoat Colonial Administration: The Gambian Experience

A Omasanjuwa


The paper examined the effects of the World Wars on Gambians as they discharge their obligations to the British Empire as colonial subjects while Britain, mainly on economic grounds, failed to fulfil hers to the people as a colonising power. The deprivations and adversities tolerated by the indigenous people were inextricably linked with the experiences of their kith and kin in Senegal whose shared colonial boundaries separated the French from the British, but not the indigenes. The conditions Gambians were subjected to from 1914 to 1945 were at variance with the self-styled intentions of The British coming to The Gambia.

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