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Title The Igbo intellectual tradition : creative conflict in African and African diasporic thought / edited by Gloria Chuku
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction / Gloria Chuku -- Olaudah Equiano and the foundation of Igbo intellectual tradition / Gloria Chuku -- Nnamdi Azikiwe: the triumph of knowledge / John Oriji -- Mbonu Ojike: an African nationalist and pan-Africanist / Gloria Chuku -- Bishop Anthony Nwedo of Umuahia: faith, vision and mission / Jude C. Aguwa -- Kenneth Onwuka Dike: father of modern African historiography / Gloria Chuku -- Adiele Afigbo and the development of Igbo and Nigerian historical studies / Gloria Chuku -- Pius Nwabufo Okigbo: a pragmatic economist and an intellectual giant / Gloria Chuku -- Ben O. Nwabueze and African intellectual tradition / Philip C. Aka -- Chinua Achebe and the development of Igbo/African studies / Raphael Chijioke Njoku -- Nwanyibuife Flora Nwapa, Igbo culture and women's studies / Gloria Chuku -- Helen Chukwuma: the inimitable advocate for African women's empowerment / Christine Ohale
Summary In this groundbreaking collection, leading historians, Africanists, and other scholars document the life and work of eleven Igbo intellectuals who, educated within European traditions, came to terms with the dominance of European thought while making significant contributions to African intellectual history. Mediated through a variety of interpersonal relationships, debates, and changing ideas over the course of three centuries, the figures covered here - including Oluadah Equiano, Chinua Achebe, Nnamdi Azikewe, Mbonu Ojike, Kenneth Dike, and many others - struggled to balance the defense of Africa against Western imperial discourse with the development of an authentic African intellectual heritage, even as their identities were shaped by both forces
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Equiano, Olaudah, approximately 1745-1797.
Azikiwe, Nnamdi, 1904-1996.
Ojike, Mazi Mbonu, 1914-1956.
Nwapa, Flora, 1931-1993.
Dike, K. O., 1917-1983.
Afigbo, A. E., 1937-2009.
Okigbo, P. N. C., 1924-2000.
Nwabueze, Benjamin O.
Chukwuma, Helen.
Igbo (African people) -- Intellectual life
Igbo diaspora -- Intellectual life
Intellectuals -- Nigeria
REFERENCE -- Questions & Answers.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Chuku, Gloria
ISBN 9781137311290