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Title:The Igbo intellectual tradition: creative conflict in African and African diasporic thought
Editor:Chuku, GloriaISNI
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9781137311283; 1137311290; 9781137311290
Geographic term:Nigeria
African studies
gender studies
About persons:Olaudah Equiano (ca. 1745-1797)ISNI
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996)ISNI
Mazi Mbonu Ojike (1914-1956)ISNI
Flora Nwapa (1931-1993)ISNI
Kenneth Onwuka Dike (1917-1983)ISNI
Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo (1937-2009)ISNI
Pius Nwabufo C. Okigbo (1924-2000)ISNI
Benjamin Obi NwabuezeISNI
Helen ChukwumaISNI
Abstract:This volume explores the life and work of eleven intellectuals of Igbo ethnicity and their contribution to African scholarship over a timeframe of three centuries. It especially examines how their education in both European and African contexts has influenced their thought. Contributions: 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: the 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). [ASC Leiden abstract]