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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Culture

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Author: Reuben Eneze

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496967488

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

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The author presented his book Igbo Culture in a most convincing way by quoting expert opinions on most of the issues he discussed in the book. Through his carefully researched work and detailed analysis of facts, he showed in the book that Igbo youths working hard like their ancestors can reform Igboland into a new and better civilization by sifting the good aspects of Igbo culture into today's way of life. He started his book by making a brief reference to the possible migration route of Igbo ancestors from their earliest settlements in the forest region of Central Africa to their present-day settlement in Southeastern Nigeria of West Africa. He also made a brief reference to the development of the Igbo civilization through the period covering the Stone Age and Iron Age civilizations (pages 114). He painted a clear picture of the cultural background of the community where he was born and brought up and lived in for more than sixty years before he traveled to the United States of America. He traced the more than twenty-six generations-deep lineages, beliefs, concepts, customs, and history of Ihe Shikeaguma in Ntuegbe clan of Enugu State in Southeastern Nigeria as a sample core Igbo culture community. He also delved into the historical links and social formation of this community, with emphasis on genealogy, religion, settlement, language, government, law enforcement, defense, seasons, festivals, and residential structures (pages 1583). He took his readers to Igbo thought on God, self, family, human life, birth, death, spirit, human mind, and reincarnation (pages 85113). He clearly documented the cultural products of Igbo thought, which can be seen in the formulation of Igbo institutions with special reference to marriage, the extended family system, the social status structure and title system, festivals, informal education, traditional law, community service, religion, divination, and health-care services (pages 114202). He explained that the symbolism of various articles and some spoken words in Igbo culture are products of Igbo thought. He referred to ofo stick, kola nut, alligator pepper, spears, tribal face marks, body paint, white chalk, and the young palm frond as symbols or instruments of Igbo philosophical expressions and concepts (pages 203214). He showed how Igbo culture and philosophy have been affected by the cultures of Igbo neighbors in Nigeria and by other foreign cultures with special references to the following: (a) Ugwuele civilization (a Stone Age culture)1,000,000 BC500,000 BC (b) Nri civilization (a ritualized kingship system)AD 800AD 1700 (c) Aro civilization (slave trade and colonial era)AD 1700AD 1850 (d) Border civilization (slave trade and colonial era)AD 800AD1900 (e) External civilization (slave trade and colonial era)AD 1700AD 2000 (pages 215238) The author concluded his work by making an evaluation of Igbo culture. He carefully examined the oriented values of the Igbo and highlighted those areas of Igbo culture that should be refurbished and reinfused into Igbo life by the Igbo themselves in order to transform Igboland into a big theater of modern civilization (pages 239246).

Things Fall Apart

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Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141393963

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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Okonkwo is the greatest warrior alive, famous throughout West Africa. But when he accidentally kills a clansman, things begin to fall apart. Then Okonkwo returns from exile to find missionaries and colonial governors have arrived in the village. With his world thrown radically off-balance he can only hurtle towards tragedy. Chinua Achebe's stark novel reshaped both African and world literature. This arresting parable of a proud but powerless man witnessing the ruin of his people begins Achebe's landmark trilogy of works chronicling the fate of one African community, continued in Arrow of God and No Longer at Ease.

Emerging Perspectives on Chinua Achebe

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Author: Ernest Emenyo̲nu

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.

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."

Fighting for Honor

The History of African Martial Art Traditions in the Atlantic World

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Author: M. Thomas J. Desch-Obi

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570037184

Category: History

Page: 346

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A groundbreaking investigation into the migration of martial arts techniques across continents and centuries

Postcolonial Modernism

Art and Decolonization in Twentieth-Century Nigeria

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Author: Chika Okeke-Agulu

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082237630X

Category: Art

Page: 376

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Written by one of the foremost scholars of African art and featuring 129 color images, Postcolonial Modernism chronicles the emergence of artistic modernism in Nigeria in the heady years surrounding political independence in 1960, before the outbreak of civil war in 1967. Chika Okeke-Agulu traces the artistic, intellectual, and critical networks in several Nigerian cities. Zaria is particularly important, because it was there, at the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, that a group of students formed the Art Society and inaugurated postcolonial modernism in Nigeria. As Okeke-Agulu explains, their works show both a deep connection with local artistic traditions and the stylistic sophistication that we have come to associate with twentieth-century modernist practices. He explores how these young Nigerian artists were inspired by the rhetoric and ideologies of decolonization and nationalism in the early- and mid-twentieth century and, later, by advocates of negritude and pan-Africanism. They translated the experiences of decolonization into a distinctive "postcolonial modernism" that has continued to inform the work of major Nigerian artists.

Igbo-English, English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook

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Author: Nicholas Awde,Onyekachi Wambu

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781806619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

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