Edward Barleycorn

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Edward Emilio Barleycorn (1891–1978)[1] a member of one of the prominent Fernandino families of Spanish Guinea (today Equatorial Guinea). In 1928, at the age of 39, he negotiated a labor contract between African farmers of Santa Isabel and the Spanish leaders of Fernando Po (Bioko).[2]

He farmed his father's lands in places like Achepepe and Bantabare, employing relatives like his godmother and aunt Amelia Vivour.


  1. ^ [From slaving to neoslavery: the bight of Biafra and Fernando Po in the era of abolition, 1827-1930; by I. K. Sundiata; Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1996; ISBN 0-299-14510-7, ISBN 978-0-299-14510-1; p.114]
  2. ^ Black scandal, America and the Liberian labor crisis, 1929-1936, pp. 219, 351. By I. K. Sundiata, Institute for the Study of Human Issues