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Author Achebe, Nwando, 1970- author.

Title The female king of colonial Nigeria : Ahebi Ugbabe / Nwando Achebe
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The introduction : unspoken, blame the mouth; unheard, blame the ear -- Oge Nwatakili : the time of childhood, ca. 1880-1895 -- Mgbakpu Ahebi : exile in Igalaland, ca. 1895-1916 -- Performing masculinities : homecoming--and she becomes a man, ca. 1916-1948 -- Inside King Ahebi's palace, ca. 1916-1948 -- Mastering masculinities : Ekpe Ahebi masquerade, the final insult, ca. 1931-1948 -- The conclusion : Ahebi today : the works that we do are the things by which we are remembered -- Appendix: Select criminal and civil cases in Nsukka Division, 1921-1935 -- Glossary of Enugu-Ezike chronological terms -- Glossary of Igbo, Igala, and Akpoto words
Summary Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported her claim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this unique biography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe's rise to fame and fortune. While providing critical perspectives
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index
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Subject Ugbabe, Ahebi.
Ugbabe, Ahebi
Bosch, Ida
Ugbabe, Ahebi, 1880-1948.
Women, Igbo -- Biography
Sex role -- Nigeria
Igbo (African people) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Igbo (African people) -- Kings and rulers
Kings and rulers
Sex role
Women, Igbo
Nigeria -- Kings and rulers -- Biography
Nigeria -- History -- 1851-1899.
Nigeria -- History -- 1900-1960.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253005076