African Cultural Values: Igbo Political Leadership in by Raphael Chijoke Njoku

By Raphael Chijoke Njoku

Although various stories were made from the Western knowledgeable political elite of colonial Nigeria specifically, and of Africa mostly, only a few have approached the research from a viewpoint that analyzes the affects of indigenous associations at the lives, values, and ideas of those participants. This e-book is set the diachronic influence of indigenous and Western corporations within the upbringing, socialization, and careers of the colonial Igbo political elite of southeastern Nigeria.

The thesis argues that the hot elite manifests the continuity of traditions and tradition and accordingly their management values and the effect they caused African society can't be totally understood with no taking a look heavily at their lived stories in these indigenous associations the place African existence coheres. the major has been to discover this question on the point of biography, set within the context of a gently reconstructed social background of the actual neighborhood groups surrounding the elite figures. It starts off from an realizing in their kin and village lifestyles, and strikes ahead striving to stability the commonly used account of those members in public existence, with an account of the continuing affects from relations, kinship, age grades, marriage and gender roles, mystery societies, the church, neighborhood leaders and others.

 The result's not just a version of a brand new method of African elite historical past, but in addition a controversy approximately easy methods to comprehend those emergent leaders and their friends as people who shared with their fellow Africans a dynamic and intricate set of values that advanced over the six many years of colonialism.

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