Fambul Tik in Krio, lingua franca of Sierra Leone, means Family Tree, in English. We develop relationships with descendants of Sierra Leone around the world and engage them in meaningful activities. We lead heritage tours to Sierra Leone, organize workshops and seminars, and present at events topics that relate to the links between Sierra Leone and the Gullah-Geechee people. We have relationships with others in places, where descendants of Sierra Leoneans may be. Relying on historical evidence to the extent that we know it, we reconnect and introduce the common history and culture of Sierra Leone they may share. We take pride in what we do as a heritage experience entity.Learn more about Fambul Tik
Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa, that is bordered on one side by the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for the white-sand beaches lining the Freetown Peninsula. And also as one that has minerals! The main ones being diamonds, gold, bauxite, rutile, limonite, and iron. We are also blessed with rich fauna and flora and have some unique hippopotamuses, over a hundred bird species, and even rare chimpanzees.
But one of the most interesting things about this country is how it helped to shape some parts of the world via the Transatlantic Slave Trade. And the formation of the capital city, Freetown, it is arguable, one of the most fascinating stories out there with regard to the establishment of capital cities, the world over. It is also the only country in Africa that can clearly show a two-way connection with the Gullah-Geechee people of South Carolina and Georgia to date. Sierra Leone has another two-way connection with the Maroons of Jamaica. We will explore some of those connections on these pages. While this is not well-known today, Sierra Leonean has a two-way connection with Trinidad and Tobago. Carriacou, Grenada; and Halifax, NS are also connections to Sierra Leone that Fambul Tik has explored. Those stories also feature on this platform.
To explore our approach to heritage tourism please click on the links below that speak to Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, each.