AIAH FRANK MBAYO
NJALA UNIVERSITY SIERRA LEONE
History has linked the origin of the Gullah people of South Carolina with Sierra Leone and several other African countries. In none of these sources have there been a suggestion of a possible link between the Gullah people and the kono people of Sierra Leone. This study will explain the universality of literature as the folklores and burial practices of the Kono and Gullah people will be compared. The study will further explain the possible links between the kono and the Gullah people. Most societies have their specific ways of burying their dead and It is a period when the society adheres to the cultural rules practised by the people. It is quite clear that even though much of the cultural practices of most societies have been greatly influenced by religion and modern forms of entertainments, Mbayo, (2012) yet, the cultural practices of these societies have not been totally abandoned. Some people of the rural villages in the Kono district do practice these traditional practices and even in urban townships in the district, there is a blend of culture and religion especially during burial and marriage ceremonies.
KEY WORDS: Folklore, Burial practices, Kono, Gullah