DURHAM, N.C. (PRWEB) April 15, 2016
In his memoir, “Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer: The History of the Waning of a Once Progressive West African Country” (published by iUniverse), Ezekiel Alfred Coker, MR, JP, BEM, provides a living history, discussing the social and political landscape of Sierra Leone before, during and after its independence as it succumbs to civil war and political turmoil.
Coker says he was inspired by his patriotism: “I was concerned about all of Sierra Leone slipping down on the slope of chaos and instability due to ineptitude of the various governments of the country as well as the endemic corruption in almost all strata of the society few years after it had been granted independence from British colonial rule.”
An excerpt from “Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer”:
I have been reflecting on parts of my personal life, as well as on the governance of Sierra Leone. These reflections bring me poignant memories of the past that contrast with the present.
I was born during British colonial rule of Sierra Leone. In my youthful days, I had always entertained dreams of what life would be like if my country could be free from the shackles of British colonialism. I was then both idealistic and naive. My dreams were like a peep into Utopia.
“Reflections on Sierra Leone by a Former Senior Police Officer”
By Ezekiel Alfred Coker, MR, JP, BEM
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 324 pages | ISBN 9781491791028
E-Book | 324 pages | ISBN 9781491791035
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ezekiel Alfred Coker, MR, JP, BEM, was born and educated in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He served for many years as a senior assistant commissioner on the police force, where he later headed the special branch. Retiring in 1981, he acted as commissioner of police from 1978 to 1980.
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