By Douglass Hall, Douglas Hall
Michael Garfield Smith used to be an across the world distinct anthropologist. He was once additionally a poet of advantage, yet few humans knew that or quite understood the conflicts, own and expert, that made him, within the opinion of many that knew him, look smug and unapproachable. This account attempts to teach the full guy, and it truly is up to now the single biography of M. G. Smith. "A guy Divided" is a short account of M. G. Smith the guy, "the proficient, hardworking Jamaican and how he made his manner, instead of of the tutorial functionality of Professor M. G. Smith the across the world exclusive anthropologist". Preface
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So, Mike got his men and "put them singly through the Hausa lie-detector, as we call it, because if you've eaten 75 bundles of corn and 'only reaped 20', where did the other 55 come from? (No, NOT Allah, think again)". The schedule consequently became much easier. Mike would sit comfortably at a table instead of being seen to prowl through fields and markets. Moreover, this procedure considerably advanced his local prestige. With all of that, Mary recorded satisfaction: I think we have got the place taped now, and it is just a matter of steady work to collect our economic statistics by the new interview method, plus market returns supplied by the authorities.
Then, regional conferences were called at Ibadan, Enugu, and Kaduna (the centre of British administration in the North) to consider the responses. The recommendations of these conferences were then forwarded to a national Constitution Drafting Committee, under the chairmanship of Sir Hugh Foot (later to be Governor of Jamaica). This committee was to consider and prepare recommendations which would then go to an all-Nigerian constitutional conference to be held at Ibadan in January 1950. 30 Douglas Hall At that conference there were further disagreements.
Fagaci inundated us with presents - mats, fowls, eggs . . I think this place is much nicer than Zaria, and being small, one can get around it easily. And incidentally, Fagaci's green gown is gorgeous. Small and easy to get around as the villages might be, Mike and Mary discovered that it was no simple matter to collect the information they wanted. Collaboration between the emirate's hierarchy of officials and British officials working with the Resident was generally greater in declared intention than in real achievement.
A Man Divided: Michael Garfield Smith, Jamaican Poet And Anthropologist 1921-1993 (Press Uwi Biography Series,) by Douglass Hall, Douglas Hall