The Scholarship of Jacob Egharevba of Benin

@article{Usuanlele1994TheSO,
  title={The Scholarship of Jacob Egharevba of Benin},
  author={Uyilawa Usuanlele and T{\'o}y{\`i}n F{\'a}lol{\'a}},
  journal={History in Africa},
  year={1994},
  volume={21},
  pages={303 - 318}
}
Uwadiae Jacob Egharevba was born in 1893 to a descendant of Ohenmwen, the Iyase of Benin Kingdom during the reign of Osemwende, ca. 1816 to ca. 1848, and Okunzuwa, a granddaughter of an Ibadan chief. Jacob's parents were long-distance traders, and he claimed to have traveled with them in the Benin and Yoruba regions until his father's death in 1902. The brief sojourn in the Yoruba country afforded him the opportunity of attending school for a year in 1899, at a time when there was no such… 

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