In Sierra Leone


“Throughout In Sierra Leone, interpersonal, domestic relations of inequality – the everyday resentments, harshness and ironies that characterize hierarchical relations between Big Men and their entourage, older brothers and their juniors – unfold against a background of History with a capital H.  Only someone with Michael Jackson’s engagement with Sierra Leone could write this book.” - Mariane Ferme

“Few books I know of set out so clearly and accessibly the practice of anthropology and all the faculties and sensibilities one needs to do it well.  For that reason alone [In Sierra Leone] deserves to become a classic.” - Richard Fanthorpe