Author: Kalu Ogbaa

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823919772

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4141

Describes the cultural, social, and historical elements of the Igbo people, their linkages to Africans outside of Africa, and the effect of European rule

Igbo Women and Economic Transformation in Southeastern Nigeria, 1900-1960


Author: Gloria Chuku

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415972109

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4080

Extrait de amazon.com : "Among Africanists and feminists, the Igbo-speaking women of southeastern Nigeria are well known for their history of anti-colonial activism which was most demonstrated in the 1929 War against British Colonialism. Perplexed by the magnitude of the Women's War, the colonial government commissioned anthropologists/ethnographers to study the Igbo political system and the place of women in Igbo society. The primary motive was to have a better understanding of the Igbo in order to avoid a repeat of the Women's War.This study will analyze the complexity and flexibility of gender relations in Igbo society with emphasis on such major cultural zones as the Anioma, the Ngwa, the Onitsha, the Nsukka, and the Aro."

Igbo Culture


Author: Reuben Eneze

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496967488

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 346

View: 2431

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).

Nnöö-welcome to Enugu

An Insight Guide to Igboland's Culture and Language


Author: N.A

Publisher: Congrats Publisher, Enugu, Nigeria

ISBN: 9783594907

Category: Education

Page: 98

View: 2048

This book provides simple and easy-to-read insights into Igbo language, Igbo culture and Enugu. Not only does the guide describe the wide variety of the traditions in this part of Nigeria, attention is also paid to normal day-to-day facets of life in the town and villages. It contains a complete guide on Igbo language, highlighted in sample conversations, includes an Igbo English dictionary and explains the basic Igbo grammar structure. The book has become the essential guide for development workers, volunteers, teachers, national youth service corpers, ex-pats, tourists and just anyone who wants to learn and enjoy Igboland customs, traditions and language.

Igbo in the Atlantic World

African Origins and Diasporic Destinations


Author: Toyin Falola,Raphael Chijioke Njoku

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253022576

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 7391

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.

Igbo-English, English-Igbo Dictionary and Phrasebook


Author: Nicholas Awde,Onyekachi Wambu

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781806619

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 185

View: 9123

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

The Osu Caste Discrimination in Igboland

Impact on Igbo Culture and Civilization


Author: Victor Dike

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595459218

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 1589

Why is the Osu caste system, a form of discrimination, still deep-seated in Igboland? Are the civil and human rights of the Osu not being violated? How does the system affect global perception on Igbo culture and her civilization? The Osu Caste Discrimination in Igboland: Impact on Igbo Culture and Civilization, which is sequel to The Osu Caste System in Igboland: A Challenge for Nigerian Democracy, describes the pain, grief and agony of those groaning under the Osu caste system in Igboland. The system ascribes an inferior Osu status to the group and limits their social interaction, marriage contracts and relationship of love with the Diala. Consequently, their daily lives are tormented by the associated Osu stigma, which hinders their social mobility and progress. Any person reading this book should reflect critically on the issue and join hands to dismantle the system for justice, fairness and social progress.

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: 2181

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.

Doing Ministry in the Igbo Context

Towards an Emerging Model and Method for the Church in Africa


Author: Cajetan E. Ebuziem

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433111549

Category: RELIGION

Page: 269

View: 2127

Doing Ministry in the Igbo Context: Towards an Emerging Model and Method for the Church in Africaarises out of reflection on experience and practice. The volume reflects on the author's own cultural context, religious heritage, and pastoral functioning. In addition, it considers the author's personal experiences in relation to the common experiences of others within the author's cultural and religious traditions and places these experiences and the voices they represent into mutually critical correlation. Thus, commonalities and dissonances in them emerge leading to insights where to go from there in providing ministry to the People of God in the "local church" context and still within the framework of one universal church. This book presents a contextual model of local theology that begins its reflection with the Igbo cultural context. The Igbo or Nigerian or African Church can have a pattern of ministry with a model and a method that are consistent with the peoples' values. To accomplish this goal a local cultural value must be explored and brought into the scene. Since the Igbo society is the heart of Christianity and Catholicism in Africa, the author relies on Igboland as his situational context. The exploration of the indigenous Igbo value of collaboration will be an advantage in ministering to the rest of the African people who have cultural resemblances to Igbos. The African Church has to learn from the Igbo values ofumunna bu ike. Umunnais the basic Igbo unit, and possibly the most powerful missionary force in Igboland, and potentially an Igbo gift to the Church in Nigeria and Africa, and even beyond.

The Use of Masks in Igbo Theatre in Nigeria

The Aesthetic Flexibility of Performance Traditions


Author: Victor Ukaegbu

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 371

View: 2665

This study extends the study and knowledge of Igbo masking beyond its social functions. It contextualises the many displays as the product of one consciousness and establishes the aesthetics of Igbo mask theatre. Providing a more inclusive performative landscape that covers the whole of Igboland, it draws on its many and diverse masking styles and forms.

Igbo traditional education

papers presented at the 1987 Ahiajoku Lecture Colloquium, No. 3, November, 1988


Author: Imo State (Nigeria). Ministry of Information and Culture

Publisher: N.A


Category: Igbo (African people)

Page: 129

View: 6229

Igbo agenda

a political and spiritual solution for ndi Igbo : with a special message for Igbo clergy men and the people of Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa, Cross River, and Rivers States


Author: Tony Okwundu

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 70

View: 2837

Igbo sekọndrị ukwu

akwụkwọ nke anọ


Author: Francis Arthur Nzeribe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Igbo language

Page: 128

View: 423

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: 8963

"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]

Tone in Igbo syntax


Author: P. Akụjụọobi Nwachukwu

Publisher: Igbo Language Assoc


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 61

View: 2370