ISBN 9789781563669
Pages 344
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1993
Publisher Fourth Dimension Publishing Company, Nigeria
Format Paperback

The Igbo and the Tradition of Politics

edited by U D Anyanwu

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.

The twenty-six papers published here were presented at the First Annual Conference of the Centre, and are arranged in five parts: Theoretical Perspectives covering the meaning, content, style, purpose and values of Igbo political tradition; Political Systems focussing on case studies; Cultural Perspectives including Onomastics, patterns of religious influence, celebration of tradition of politics in Chinua Achebe's novels, gender, traditional communication and the oratorical co-efficient; Economic Perspectives; and the Contemporary Situation.

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