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Title Igbo in the Atlantic world : African origins and diasporic destinations / edited by Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]


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Contents Introduction / Raphael Chijioke Njoku and Toyin Falola -- The kingless people : the speech act as shield and sword / Hannah Chukwu -- Igbo goddesses and the priests and male priestesses who serve them / Nwando Achebe -- Gender relations in nineteenth and early twentieth century Igbo society / Gloria Chuku -- The Aro and the trade of the Bight / A.E. Afigbo -- The trans-Atlantic slave trade from the Bight of Biafra : an overview / Kenneth Morgan -- The Igbo and African backgrounds of the slave cargo of the Henrietta Maria / John Thornton -- 'A great many boys and girls' : Igbo children in the British slave trade, 1700-1808 / Audra A. Diptee -- Becoming African : Igbo slaves and social reordering in nineteenth century Niger Delta / Raphael Chijioke Njoku -- The clustering of Igbo in the Americas : where, when, how, and why? / Gwendolyn Mildo Hall -- The demography of the Bight of Biafra slave trade, c. 1650-1850 / Paul E. Lovejoy -- The Igbo diaspora in the era of the slave trade / Douglas B. Chambers -- The Igbo diaspora in the Atlantic world : African origins and New World / Chima J. Korieh -- Olaudah Equiano and the forging of an Igbo identity / Vincent Carretta -- Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa -- what's in a name? / Paul E. Lovejoy -- Archibald Monteath : imperial pawn and individual agent / Maureen Warner-Lewis -- Igbo influences on masquerading and drum-dances in the Caribbean / Robert W. Nicholls -- The Afro-Caribbean diaspora in reverse and its implications for the development of Christianity and education in Igboland, southeastern Nigeria : 1895-1925 / Waibinte E. Wariboko -- The making of Igbo ethnicity in the Nigerian setting : colonialism, identity, and the politics of difference / Raphael Chijioke Njoku -- Ethnicity and the contemporary Igbo artist : shifting Igbo identities in the post-civil war Nigerian art world / Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie -- Osondu : patterns of the Igbo quest for Jesus power / Ogbu U. Kalu
Summary The Igbo are one of the most populous ethnic groups in Nigeria and are perhaps best known and celebrated in the work of Chinua Achebe. In this landmark collection on Igbo society and arts, Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku have compiled a detailed and innovative examination of the Igbo experience in Africa and in the diaspora. Focusing on institutions and cultural practices, the volume covers the enslavement, middle passage, and American experience of the Igbo as well as their return to Africa and aspects of Igbo language, society, and cultural arts. By employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this volume presents a comprehensive view of how the Igbo were integrated into the Atlantic world through the slave trade and slavery, the transformations of Igbo identities and culture, and the strategies for resistance employed by the Igbo in the New World. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this collection includes 21 essays by prominent scholars throughout the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs
Igbo (African people) -- Ethnic identity
Igbo diaspora.
Igbo (African people) -- United States
Igbo (African people) -- West Indies
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
HISTORY -- Africa -- West.
Igbo (African people)
Igbo (African people) -- Ethnic identity
Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs
Igbo diaspora
United States
West Indies
Form Electronic book
Author Falola, Toyin, editor
Njoku, Raphael Chijioke, editor
LC no. 2016026274
ISBN 9780253022578