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5.4b(vii) Excerpt from letter from Dr. E.B. Bolaji, 4 September 1991 (including pawnage). Sent from Ilorin

The excerpt below refers to extended interviews 5.4b(ii), 5.4b(iii), 5.4b(iv) and 5.4b(v) and the short interviews in 5.4b(vi), all of which deal with debt pawnage:

“It is disappointing that no single informant mentioned the presence of iwofas [debt pawns] nowadays. Many other old people I asked confirmed that the institution of pawning is now extinct. I asked my own parents a few questions on pawning. I hope you find their answers useful.”