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

Daryll Forde

ISBN 9781138587007
Published April 27, 2020 by Routledge
182 Pages

USD $38.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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. .

Table of Contents

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

View More



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