By Raphael Chijoke Njoku
Although quite a few stories were made from the Western informed political elite of colonial Nigeria specifically, and of Africa more often than not, only a few have approached the learn from a standpoint that analyzes the affects of indigenous associations at the lives, values, and ideas of those members. This ebook is set the diachronic effect 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 impression they triggered African society can't be totally understood with no taking a look heavily at their lived reports in these indigenous associations the place African lifestyles coheres. the foremost has been to discover this query on the point of biography, set within the context of a delicately reconstructed social background of the actual neighborhood groups surrounding the elite figures. It starts off from an realizing in their relatives and village existence, and strikes ahead striving to stability the universal account of those participants in public lifestyles, with an account of the continued impacts from relatives, 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 background, but additionally a controversy approximately tips on how to comprehend those emergent leaders and their friends as people who shared with their fellow Africans a dynamic and intricate set of values that developed over the six many years of colonialism.
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African Cultural Values: Igbo Political Leadership in Colonial Nigeria, 1900–1996 (African Studies) by Raphael Chijoke Njoku