The Editors: Mac Dixon-Fyle received his Ph.D. in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University
of London. He has published articles on the Plateau Tonga of Northern Rhodesia/Zambia and is the author of A Saro Community
in the Niger Delta, 1912-1984: The Potts-Johnsons of Port Harcourt and Their Heirs and co-author of Sierra Leone at
the End of the Twentieth Century: History, Politics, and Society (Peter Lang, 1999). He is Professor of History at DePauw
University in Indiana.
Gibril Cole received his Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Los Angeles, where
he teaches African history. He is also Visiting Associate Professor of History at Pitzer College in Claremont, California.
Cole has also taught at the University of California, San Diego, San Diego State University, and California State University,
Long Beach. His research interests include the development of Krio society and the Krio diaspora, and the role of Muslims
in the making of the Atlantic world.