a social history of the Western Igbo people


Author: Don C. Ohadike

Publisher: Ohio Univ Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104007365

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 6871

Der Afrika-Roman, der die moderne afrikanische Literatur begründete und die Weltliteratur prägte – endlich in neuer Übersetzung! Chinua Achebe erzählt von Verrat und Rache, von Leidenschaften, die keine Ruhe finden, und von Sehnsüchten, die keine Zukunft haben. Okonkwo, stark und jähzornig, stösst sich an den strengen Stammesregeln und zerbricht an dem Regime der britischen Kolonialherren. In seinem Meisterwerk beschreibt Achebe den Konflikt einer archaischen Kultur in einer Sprache, die rituell-sprichwörtlich, dokumentarisch und elementar poetisch ist: Mit diesem Roman erhielt der Kontinent eine Stimme.

Jewish Identity Among the Igbo of Nigeria

Israel's "lost Tribe" and the Question of Belonging in the Jewish State


Author: Daniel Lis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592219612

Category: Africa

Page: 271

View: 6211

Among the 20 to 30 million Igbo people in Nigeria there is a widespread belief that the Igbo originated in ancient Israel. Recently a number of Igbo Jewish communities have been established in Nigeria. Although some Igbo have made their way to Israel, the Israeli public is largely unaware of the fact that that there are in addition of 20 to 30 million people in Nigeria that are called by some, the Jews of West Africa.' This book offers for the first time an in-depth study and a genealogical history of the Igbo's long term narrative of a possible Jewish origin.'

Ndi-Igbo of Nigeria

Identity Showcase


Author: Ndubisi Nwafor-Ejelinma

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466938935

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 9857

This book comes, first of all, as the answer to the yearning for more written literature on the identity of the Igbo people of the southeast of Nigeria. The early chapters deal with their geographical and historical identity. Then it holds a searchlight on the Igbo worldview: their sociocultural values and traditions, their religious conceptsthe nature and character of the supreme being; their family agnates, relationships, and the structure and elements of social control dynamics, which are unknown to the Western world. The showcase also discusses some very powerful elements and traditions that give the Igbo their peculiar identity: the kola nut tradition, Igbo name, and food culture. This book is also a road map of the Igbo experience in the context of Nigerian histopolitical developments from 1914 to 1976: the crises, the pogrom, and the Biafran phenomenon, and the Ikemba Saga. Other hallmarks of this book include the profile of great personages: Igbo greatest heroes past and present, the icons of Igbo identity on both national and international scenes. And finally, it concludes with the roll call: an amazing catalog of more than four thousand Igbo traditional names.

Political Organization in Nigeria since the Late Stone Age

A History of the Igbo People


Author: J. Oriji

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011668X

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 6163

Although the Igbo constitute one of the largest ethnic nationalities of Nigeria and the West African sub-region, little is known about their political history before the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. This book is a pioneer study of the broad changes Igbo political systems have undergone since the prehistoric period.

Adventures of Ojemba

The Chronicle of Igbo People


Author: Chukwuma J. Obiagwu

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 125

View: 8680

"Adventures of Ojemba is the story of the Igbo people. Dr. Chukwuma J. Obiagwu chooses to avoid dwelling on any particular issue in history. Rather, the provides the readers with a general overview of their culture, traditions, habits, and general life."--BOOK JACKET.

Transformations in Slavery

A History of Slavery in Africa


Author: Paul E. Lovejoy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502778

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 596

This history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context. Paul E. Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the enslavement process and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and assesses slavery's role in African history. The book corrects the accepted interpretation that African slavery was mild and resulted in the slaves' assimilation. Instead, slaves were used extensively in production, although the exploitation methods and the relationships to world markets differed from those in the Americas. Nevertheless, slavery in Africa, like slavery in the Americas, developed from its position on the periphery of capitalist Europe. This new edition revises all statistical material on the slave trade demography and incorporates recent research and an updated bibliography.

Things Fall Apart


Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435905255

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

View: 4514

This expanded edition of Chinua Achebe's first novel portrays the collision of African and European cultures in an Igbo village. Okonkwo, a great man in Igbo traditional society, cannot adapt to the profound changes brought by the British conquest of Nigeria. Yet, as in classic tragedy, Okonkwo's character as well as external forces contribute to his downfall. This expanded edition includes new illustrations, maps, additional essays on history, culture,and literature, and reference material to help readers see Achebe's classic novel in social and historical context, and to understand its place in world literature.

The Igbo Intellectual Tradition

Creative Conflict in African and African Diasporic Thought


Author: G. Chuku

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137311290

Category: History

Page: 342

View: 4637

In this groundbreaking collection, leading historians, Africanists, and other scholars document the life and work of twelve Igbo intellectuals who, educated within European traditions, came to terms with the dominance of European thought while making significant contributions to African intellectual traditions.

Achievement as Value in the Igbo/African Identity

The Ethics


Author: Vernantius Emeka Ndukaihe

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825899295

Category: Religion

Page: 444

View: 7485

Achievement seems to be a first-class value in our world today. With the ongoing global debate on what constitutes identity, can we include achievement as one of the constituents? In the Igbo/African identity, the achievement instinct is basically innate. The ethics of this phenomenon needs an evaluation, aimed at improving the status quo. What is the plight of the Igbo/African "achieving" in the face of modern capitalistic tendencies? What has become of the many other values in her identity, which has been her pride as a race? How is her religiosity (which is inseparable from daily living) affected by "modernity" and its new trends of the achievement ethos? These are some of the issues that are addressed in this book with the conviction that theology, achievement and identity are continuity.

Economic Emancipation

The Crisis of a Christian Value System and the Alienation of the Human Person in a Globalized Economy : Global and Nigerian Perspectives


Author: Albert Okechukwu Ikpenwa

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643901321

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 6323

This work focuses on economic activities, especially in the era of globalization, taking into consideration, their relationship with some of the traditional values of the Church. It focuses particurlarly on the dignity of the human person and how such relationship can promote or alienate the human person from God, self, fellow humans, society and nature. Rev. Father Dr. Albert Okechukwu Ikpenwa holds B. Phil. and BD from Pontifical Urban University, Rome; Masters and Doctorate degrees from Alphonsian Academy "Alfonsianum", Higher Institute of Moral Theology of the Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

Die Hälfte der Sonne



Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104036810

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 4575

Adichies preisgekrönter Afrika-Roman - schon jetzt ein Weltklassiker Eine Geschichte über Liebe und Verrat, Rassismus und Loyalität und das Leben im zerstörerischen Alltag des Krieges. Im Nigeria der Sechzigerjahre kommt der Dorfjunge Ugwu als Houseboy zu Odenigbo, einem linksintellektuellen Professor, bei dem er lesen und schreiben lernt. Als Odenigbos neue Liebe Olanna ihr privilegiertes Leben in Lagos verlässt, um mit ihm zu leben, wachsen die drei schnell zu einer kleinen Familie zusammen. Richard, ein englischer Journalist, der in Nigeria Inspiration für sein erstes Buchprojekt sucht, verliebt sich in Olannas ungleiche Schwester Kainene, die die Geschäfte der reichen, aber auch korrupten Familie leitet. Sie alle durchleben durch ihre je eigenen Kämpfe und Erfolge, doch teilen gemeinsam die große Hoffnung auf ein unabhängiges Biafra, das 1967 im Osten Nigerias, wo die Mehrheit der Igbo-Bevölkerung lebt, ausgerufen wird. Nur drei Jahre später versinkt das Land in einem blutigen Bürgerkrieg, der Olanna, Kainene und ihre Liebsten brutal aus ihren Leben reißt und alles Dagewesene ausradiert. »Chimamanda Adichie ist eine neue Autorin, die mit der Gabe der alten Geschichtenerzähler gesegnet ist.« Chinua Achebe


Die ersten 5000 Jahre


Author: David Graeber

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608103104

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 7469

Ein radikales Buch im doppelten Wortsinn, denn Graeber packt das Problem der Schulden an der Wurzel, indem er bis zu ihren Anfängen in der Geschichte zurückgeht. Das führt ihn mitten hinein in die Krisenherde unserer Zeit: Von der Antike bis in die Gegenwart sind revolutionäre Bewegungen immer in Schuldenkrisen entstanden. Graeber sprengt die moralischen Fesseln, die uns auf das Prinzip der Schulden verpflichten. Denn diese Moral ist eine Waffe in der Hand der Mächtigen. Die weltweite Schuldenwirtschaft ist eine Bankrotterklärung der Ökonomie. Der Autor enttarnt Geld- und Kredittheorien als Mythen, die die Ökonomisierung aller sozialen Beziehungen vorantreiben. Im Kern ist dieses Buch ein hohes Lied auf die Freiheit: Das sumerische Wort »amargi«, das Synonym für Schuldenfreiheit, ist Graeber zufolge das erste Wort für Freiheit in menschlicher Sprache überhaupt. David Graeber ist einer der Begründer der Occupy-Bewegung.

Igbo-English, English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook


Author: Nicholas Awde,Onyekachi Wambu

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781806619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

View: 9785

Offers five thousand vocabulary entries arranged in thirty-four sections dealing with aspects of daily life.

Igbo History Hebrew Exiles of Eri


Author: Omabala Aguleri


ISBN: 145662220X

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 412

This s an Igbo History book that has the first time told of how the people of the South East and the South South Zones are Igbo. These are the Edo, the Itsekiri, the Urhobo, the Ijaw, the Ogoni, the Ika, the Opobo, the Efik, the Anang, the Ibibio, the Ogoja the Obubra, the Owerri, the Anambra, the Udi, the Ezeagu, the Nkanu, the Nsukka, the Akpoto, the Izza the Izzi, the Ikwo, the Ngwa, the Andoni, the Ikwerre, the Ndokki and others are all Igbo. Every family in the South East and South South owe it a duty to book for copies of this book for their children at home and abroad.

Overcoming Women's Subordination in the Igbo African Culture and in the Catholic Church

Envisioning an Inclusive Theology with Reference to Women


Author: Rose N. Uchem

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581121339

Category: Religion

Page: 259

View: 4881

"When African scholars lament over the near destruction of African cultures, they do not reflect the reality of African women's historical traditions of empowerment and inclusion in pre-colonial/pre-Christian African societies, which were also lost in the same process of Western Christian cultural imperialism. Similarly, most male Church theologians writing or speaking about inculturation do not address the deeper cultural issues, which impact heavily on African women. ..... [from back cover]