1st Edition

Efik Traders of Old Calabar Containing the Diary of Antera Duke together with an Ethnographic Sketch and Notes and an Essay on the Political Organization of Old Calabar

Edited By Various Authors Copyright 1956
    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1956 this book contains extracts of the 18th century diary of an Efik chief and documents the activities of slave-traders, the rituals of the Egbo society and many details of domestic life of among the Efik. This volume includes an English translation to the diary which was originally written in Pidgin. .

    Introduction Daryll Forde.

    1. The Diary of Antera Duke, being three years in the life of an Efik Chief, 18th January 1785 to 31st January 1788, in a modern English version A. W. Wilkie and D. Simmons

    2. Notes on the Diary D. Simmons

    3. The Original Text of the Diary Antera Duke

    4. The Political Organization of Old Calabar G. I. Jones


    Daryll Fforde from 1945 he worked at University College London, and built a school of American-style cultural anthropology there. From 1935 he worked in Nigeria with the Yako people. From 1945 to 1973 he was the director of the International African Institute