Igbo Arts

Community and Cosmos

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Author: Herbert M. Cole,Chike Cyril Aniakor

Publisher: University of California Museum of

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 238

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Igbo Arts

Community and Cosmos

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Author: Herbert M. Cole,Chike Cyril Aniakor

Publisher: University of California Museum of

ISBN: 9780930741006

Category: Art

Page: 238

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Igbo Art and Culture, and Other Essays

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Author: Simon Ottenberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 482

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Encompassing over 40 years of scholarly research on African art, both traditional and modern, by anthropologist Simon Ottenberg. Focusing on the arts of the Afikpo, an Igbo group in southeastern Nigeria, the essays discuss art objects in context of their use in performance and ritual and the symbolism of aesthetic forms and behaviour.

Achievement as Value in the Igbo/African Identity

The Ethics

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Author: Vernantius Emeka Ndukaihe

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825899295

Category: Religion

Page: 444

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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.

Beauty in Context

Towards an Anthropological Approach to Aesthetics

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Author: Wilfried Van Damme

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004106086

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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In surveying the field of the anthropology of aesthetics, the author argues that the phenomenon of cultural relativism in easthetic preference may be accounted for by demonstrating that culturally varying notions of beauty are inspired by culturally varying sociocultural ideals.

ASA News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa

Page: N.A

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Igbo in the Atlantic World

African Origins and Diasporic Destinations

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Author: Toyin Falola,Raphael Chijioke Njoku

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253022576

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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The Igbo are one of the most populous ethnic groups in Nigeria and are perhaps best known and celebrated in the work of Chinua Achebe. In this landmark collection on Igbo society and arts, Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku have compiled a detailed and innovative examination of the Igbo experience in Africa and in the diaspora. Focusing on institutions and cultural practices, the volume covers the enslavement, middle passage, and American experience of the Igbo as well as their return to Africa and aspects of Igbo language, society, and cultural arts. By employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this volume presents a comprehensive view of how the Igbo were integrated into the Atlantic world through the slave trade and slavery, the transformations of Igbo identities and culture, and the strategies for resistance employed by the Igbo in the New World. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this collection includes 21 essays by prominent scholars throughout the world.

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

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Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu,Iniobong I. Uko

Publisher: Africa World Press

ISBN: 9780865438767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 475

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Chinua Achebe, a literary icon of the 20th century, is widely regarded as Africa's best novelist to date, and one of the world's greatest. The essays in this book provide global perspectives of Achebe as an artist with a proper sense of history and an imaginative writer with an inviolable sense of cultural mission and political commitment. Omenka is the first of a two volume celebration of this modern African literary tradition, which owes much of its origin to Achebe's landmark classic novel, Things Fall Apart, the most widely read African novel.

Der dunkle Fluss

Roman

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Author: John Hart

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641028000

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem Edgar Allan Poe Award Es ist fünf Jahre her, dass Adam Chase in New York ein neues Leben anfing. Er hatte damals South Carolina verlassen, nachdem er von einer Mordanklage freigesprochen worden war. Nun bittet sein alter Freund Danny ihn um Hilfe, und Adam fährt zurück. Doch der Freund ist verschwunden und in der Heimatstadt schlagen ihm Argwohn und Hass entgegen. Als Danny tot aufgefunden wird, fällt der Verdacht gleich wieder auf Adam. Aber es ist nicht nur dieser neue Mord, der Adam aufwühlt. Er muss sich der Vergangenheit stellen und es gibt dunkle Familiengeheimnisse. John Hart erkundet mit großer Intensität, wie weit Menschen gehen können, wenn es um Geld geht und um Rache.

An African Journey Through Its Art

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Author: Fima Lifshitz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438934505

Category: Art

Page: 214

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There were five. They came together for reasons that no one is even sure of anymore and cut a swath through the universe. Everyone knew their name, and the lined up to follow them. They knew their symbol, the snarling wolf. The warlords formed a following, an almost religion. And then it was over. Years later, and the followings of each of the original warriors have become clans. The clans have grown and trained new warriors over time, creating the driving force in all the universe. Here are four people now, training to follow in the ways of one particular wolf. The wolf that ended it all in the first place, the Blackwolf. This is the start of their journey, the beginning of their training. Gregor Holden, a Prince, who's sense of duty is equaled only by his lust for adventure. Candace Orthon, a legacy who's father is a Blackwolf, who's gradfather was a Blackwolf, and who will be a Blackwolf if it kills her. Ran Grastle, already an accomplished warrior in his own right. He's on the run for a committing a crime to exact justice and cares very little for the clan or anyone else. Xesca, a child of the last planet that the Blackwolf attacked. She has come to learn his ways, his style, so that no one can ever attack her planet again. "These four. If no one else, let these four progress."

Igbo

Visions of Africa Series

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Author: Herbert Cole

Publisher: 5Continents

ISBN: 9788874396320

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Igbo art is famous for its diversity, inventiveness, and aesthetic quality. This wide-ranging survey of art made by the 15 to 20 million Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria focuses on the 20th century but also takes a look at the extraordinary 9th- and 10th-century bce cast copper alloy and ceramic finds that influenced Igbo artworks created 20 centuries later. Ceremonial contexts and meanings are explained, covering art associated with individuals as well as communal works and ranging from personal decoration to architectural forms, from household objects to cult sculpture, title regalia, and public shrines. Many little-known objects are included alongside a generous sampling of the thousands of masks that are perhaps the quintessential forms of Igbo art.

Adventures of Ojemba

The Chronicle of Igbo People

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Author: Chukwuma J. Obiagwu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 125

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"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.

Süßwasser

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Author: Akwaeke Emezi

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732560457

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

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Akwaeke Emezi erkundet in ihrem von Kritik und Publikum gefeierten Debütroman SÜSSWASSER wie es ist, ein gespaltenes Ich zu haben. Und sie zeigt gleichzeitig, wie wir alle unsere verschiedenen Identitäten laufend konstruieren. Ein Buch von wilder Energie und schlangenartiger Eleganz - die Geburt einer neuen ungebändigten literarischen Stimme. Ada wächst im Süden Nigerias auf. Sie ist ein sprunghaftes und schwieriges Kind und ein Quell steter Sorge für ihre Eltern. Adas verschiedene Ichs kommen immer wieder zum Vorschein und rücken vor allem nach ihrem Umzug in die USA immer stärker in den Vordergrund. Nach einem traumatischen Übergriff nimmt Adas Leben eine dunkle und gefährliche Wendung. "SÜSSWASSER ist reine Perfektion: sexy, sinnlich, magisch, weise. Eines der umwerfendsten Debüts, die ich je gelesen habe." Taiye Selasi, GUARDIAN "Außergewöhnlich und mutig, poetisch und verstörend." NEW YORK TIMES "Eine ungeheuer kraftvolle und sehr besondere Einwanderungsgeschichte." Edwidge Danticat, NEW YORKER