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Igbo socio-political system

Igbo socio-political system

papers presented at the 1985 Ahiajoku lecture colloquium.

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Published by Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth, and Sports in Owerri, Imo State .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs -- Congresses.,
  • Igbo (African people) -- Politics and government -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies.

    Other titlesIgbo sociopolitical system., Ahiajoku lecture colloquium.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDT515.45.I33 I43 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 102 p. ;
    Number of Pages102
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2483587M
    LC Control Number87404114

    interesting study on the Ngwa people included in a book of essays, Uchendu ( 42) described Igbo society as 'egalitarian'. This democracy operated in a system of 'checks and balances'. Women were, therefore, not completely submerged or tyrannised as might have been the case in . Things Fall Apart is a novel written by Nigerian author Chinua hed in , its story chronicles pre-colonial life in the south-eastern part of Nigeria and the arrival of the Europeans during the late nineteenth is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, one of the first to receive global critical acclaim. It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa Author: Chinua Achebe.

    This piece examines the Igbo as a nation of many indigenous egalitarian societies and critically, albeit succinctly reviews contributions of renowned scholars, historians, and socio-cultural custodians, from historical and socio-political perspectives, and within the context of colonization; in order to tease out the cardinal cultural pillars upon which the Igbo enwe eze aphorism is : Michael Onyedika Nwalutu. democratic basis through ascending levels to one central peak Rather, Ibo democracy, unlike the English, works through a number of juxtaposed groups and a system of balances rather than on a unitary hierarchy prin-ciple.” Hence, the traditional Igbo socio-political organization is the town level made up of various villages inter-File Size: KB.

    To shed more light on what Igbo traditional religion and worship entails, an eminent Igbo scholar, Arinze F. A., in his book titled: “Sacrifice in Igbo Religion” published in by University Press Ibadan pointed out that the subjects of worship in Igbo culture and tradition are of three (3) levels which are; Chukwu/Chineke, Ndiichie, and Arusi.   The history of the origin of Igbo traditional religion must be sought within Igbo history of origin. Igbo lived a hazardous wandering life of the hunter and gatherer of wild edible plants. The tradition of Nri disclosed how the Igbo entered a settled 1ife which brought him further development of skills. (P.9).


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Igbo socio-political system Download PDF EPUB FB2

The basic political unit among the Igbo is the village. Two types of political systems have been distinguished among the Igbo on both sides of the Niger River: the democratic village republic type, found among the Igbo living to the east of the Niger River, and the constitutional monarchy type, found among Igbo in Delta State and the riverine towns of Onitsha and Ossomali.

Igbo ethics and discipline / Madugba Iro --Igbo rites of passage / H.M.E. Uba --Igbo political culture / E. Awa --Urban and industrial culture in Igboland: the crisis of adaptation / Geoffrey Nwaka --Relations of production and contemporary Igbo. Published for the Centre for Igbo Studies at Abia State University, this study is the first book from the Centre.

Aspects of the tradition of politics among the Igbo are examined, including religion, age, economy, history, leadership, structures, institutions, values, sex and gender.4/5(1).

Reviewing the book, They Lived Before Adam, at its public presentation at Michael Okpara Square in Enugu on Ja senior lecturer at the Institute of African Studies, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Nwankwo Nwaezeigwe said that from the title of the book, it is all about tracing the origin of the Igbo people tNwaezeigwe.

Listen To The Voices Of Generations Past -- New Book is a Fascinating Social Commentary About the Igbo, an African Tribe ROSEDALE, N.Y., Aug. 4, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What happens when an African tribe is exposed to new knowledge especially from Western civilization -- will the people learn to adapt to change or will they stubbornly cling to.

The Igbos and Israel: An Inter-Cultural Study of the Largest Jewish Diaspora [Ilona, Remy] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Igbos and Israel: An Inter-Cultural Study of the Largest Jewish Diaspora/5(44).

The Age Grade System, according to Igwe (), is among the Igbo the fundamental institution of government and principle of traditional political organisation, which is also Ikoro Journal of the Institute of African Studies UNN Vol.

9 Nos 1&2 variedly developed File Size: KB. This book, rather, explores Nigeria’s socio-political seesaws from its formative years to the present. On the pages of The Second Coming, we are left with a sense of guilt regarding our actions and Author: Sunnews. The influence of Igbo traditional religion on the socio-political character of the Igbo (Book, ) [] Get this from a library.

The influence of Igbo traditional religion on the socio-political character of the Igbo. [J Obi Oguejiofor]. The Igbos operated a democratic system of Government.

The highest democratic institution among the Igbos is the Oha-na Eze (i.e. the Town Assembly). The largest political unit was the village/village group. This was by kindred then family unit. The Igbos had a decentralised system of government. The Igbo society is patterned on that of egalitarian society in which almost everyone is equal.

The structure of the system looks thus, but in practice does not conform. There are established ranks and positions of honor. There are marked differences in political organization. The Igbos have kings, chiefs, Eze and other titles of honor.

Movement to the top is open and free for any individual. The first part gives a descriptive insight into the moral, religious, socio-political and legal background of the Igbo. The second part is devoted to the fundamental questions concerning the concept of law, the various types of laws, the reciprocal influence between law and Igbo religion and the end of laws.

Books shelved as igbo: Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Thing Around Your Neck by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The Igbo have a system of folk beliefs that explains how everything in the world came into being. It explains what functions the heavenly and earthly bodies have and offers guidance on how to behave toward gods, spirits, and one's ancestors.

IT WILL HELP YOU, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE A-NON-IGBO SPEAKER. "UNDERSTANDING IGBO L2: BOOKS 1,2 AND 3. This paper will attempt to discuss the notion of family in the Igbo-African society with a particular interest in analyzing the components that make the family in the Igbo-African society stand out.

Methodology: The applicable methodology in any study is determined largely by the objectives or purposes which the study is meant to achieve.

By James Vees The government of the Ibo people is closely related to their religious beliefs. While many countries have adopted a system of the separation of church and state, the Ibo people base.

Igbo Political Systems (collated by Uzoma Onyemaechi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Title Men Obi/Eze Functions The political arrangements for the purpose of administration varied. In understanding Igbo family life and structure, we have to take into consideration three (3) Kinds of family settings common in Igboland as follows: Family Setting with Only One Mother: This kind of family structure found in Igboland consists mainly of father, one mother, children, dependants, and relatives.

Socio-Political Implications of Youth unemployment on Nigeria’s economic development DOI: / 28 | Page criminal activities as ways of expressing their distrust of the system in which they have alienated from making. A cross section of Igbo leaders at the meeting with some youths in Kaduna, yesterday.

Photo: Olu Ajayi. James S. Coleman in his book, ‘Nigeria: Background To. The Igbo pre-colonial political system was described by scholars as acephalous, a term which means leaderless, headless or term is considered suitable for describing the Igbo pre-colonial political system because it was decentralized and based on village and direct democracy where everyone has the authority to contribute to decision making.THE PLACE OF NDI-IGBO IN NIGERIA’S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Achebe portrays his Igbo society as a society that flourished on the pillars of art, music, poetry, democracy and its sound system of justice. It is a society that just needed how to change with the changing times. In my opinion it was not the Missionaries but the inner conflict in the Igbo .