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Title:African Proverbs as a Medium of Fostering Intergenerational Relationships and Communication in the Niger Delta, Nigeria
Authors:Oduaran, AkpovireISNI
Oduaran, ChojaISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:African and Asian Studies
Volume:5
Issue:2
Pages:215-229
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Igbo
Urhobo
proverbs
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://doi.org/10.1163/156920906777906736
Abstract:This paper examines how African proverbs from the Niger Delta of Nigeria have been used in fostering intergenerational relationships discourse in a globalizing world. It adopts an ethnographic approach in exploring the meaning, functions, aims, structures and delivery modes of proverbs used in intergenerational relationships, especially among the Igbo and Urhobo, in the context of their struggle with the threatening erosion of these cultural artefacts. It concludes by synthesizing contemporary challenges seemingly minimizing the overall use and impacts of African proverbs in intergenerational relationships, and by suggesting the possible implications of the discussion for networking regionally and globally. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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