By Raphael Chijoke Njoku
Although a variety of stories were made from the Western proficient political elite of colonial Nigeria specifically, and of Africa commonly, only a few have approached the learn from a viewpoint that analyzes the affects of indigenous associations at the lives, values, and ideas of those members. This booklet is set the diachronic impression of indigenous and Western enterprises within the upbringing, socialization, and careers of the colonial Igbo political elite of southeastern Nigeria.
The thesis argues that the recent elite manifests the continuity of traditions and tradition and for this reason their management values and the influence they caused African society can't be totally understood with out taking a look heavily at their lived reviews 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 heritage of the actual neighborhood groups surrounding the elite figures. It starts off from an realizing in their family members and village lifestyles, and strikes ahead striving to stability the customary account of those participants in public existence, with an account of the continuing 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 heritage, but additionally an issue approximately how you can comprehend those emergent leaders and their friends as people who shared with their fellow Africans a dynamic and complicated set of values that advanced 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