ISBN 9789781562686
Pages 216
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1986
Publisher Fourth Dimension Publishing Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Ofo: Igbo Ritual and Symbol

by C Ejizu

A study of Igbo ritual symbolism is of primary significance to the systematic reconstruction of Igbo traditional religious experience and life. As the clearest visible expression of the corpus of Igbo beliefs, sacred symbols provide reliable information about indigenous religious thought and socio-cultural life. This is especially the case with the dominant symbol of Ofo, since it occupies a unique place in the Igbo ritual network. The book makes a systematic and detailed analysis of Ofo ritual symbol, including its provenance, structural variations and functional range in the different sub-cultural zones of Igboland, and its dense meaning- content. The study is presented from a historical perspective.

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