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Igbo (Ibo)
Social Life & Customs


Ala-Umuokoroala: The Divinity of an African Igbo Village
by Rev. Dr. A. M. Okorie
http://www.uni-marburg.de/religionswissenschaft/
journal/diskus/okorie.html


German:
http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/religionswissenschaft/
journal/diskus/okorie.html



Igbo Kitchen
Igbo Kitchen

Great site for Igbo language and culture: http://www.igboguide.org/

For pictures of Igbo villagers, take a look at G. I. Jones -- Igbo Music, Shrines and Architecture by John C. McCall. http://www.siu.edu/~anthro/mccall/jones/misc.htm

Igbo Marriage (Emekuku, Imo State) provided by Dr. Rose Mezu http://www.nathanielturner.com/igbomarriage.htm

Igbo wedding:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4717608.stm



Igbo (Ibo--Nigerian) Names & Their Meanings: The Standard e-Dictionary of Igbo Names

(An alphabetical listing and translations of Igbo names; includes gender). Compiled by Dele Chinwe Ukwu, Librarian, Long Beach City College Library http://culture.chiamaka.com/igbonames.html

palm oil for cooking

Palm Oil for Cooking

Mud house
This is a picture of a mud house in an Igbo village.
Notice the cement blocks in the front of the house implying
that this mud house may be soon replaced by a new/modern house.

Igbo People http://www.lioness.cm.utexas.edu:80/I-files/Igbo.dir including links to essays contributed by chuksun@ssimicro.com:

- Igbuagha Okuko (Naming/Thanksgiving Ceremony) http://www.lioness.cm.utexas.edu/I-files/Igbo.dir/Culture/chuk1.htm

- Ihanyekwa nwanyi (Retaining a daughter for procreation in the family)
http://www.lioness.cm.utexas.edu/I-files/Igbo.dir/Culture/chuk2.htm

- Women Climbing the Palm Tree
http://www.lioness.cm.utexas.edu/I-files/Igbo.dir/Culture/chuk3.htm
Igbo People: Clothing & Cosmetic Makeup
at the Time of Things Fall Apart
written by Dele C. Ukwu in consultaion with Anthony Ikebudu http:/culture.chiamaka.com/IgboClothing.html


Igbo People: Igbo Culture and Socialization
collated by Uzoma Onyemaechi, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Visit this site if you are interested in learning more about some of the issues or items mentioned or addressed in Things Fall Apart, such as osu, oru, kolanut, etc.
http://lioness.cm.utexas.edu/I-files/Igbo.dir/Culture/culture_and_socialization.html
Broom
Aziza=Broom

Igbo People (Nigeria) & Their Beliefs or Views About Suicide
by Dele Chinwe Ukwu and Anthony I. Ikebudu http://culture.chiamaka.com/Igbo-Suicide.html


Igbo Political Systems (Title Men Obi/Eze functions; Female administrative titles; Recognition of old age; Position of elders)
Collated by Uzoma Onyemaechi http://www.umunna.org/politicalsystems.htm

Igbo 'Traditional Rulers': Chieftaincy and the State in Southern Nigeria
Axel Harneit-Sievers http://www2.hu-berlin.de/orient/igbo/igbochef.htm

Ikenga Art as Historical Record
http://www.aib.uni-linz.ac.at/AFRIKA/katalog/node100.htm

Marriage Among the Igbo of Nigeria by Celestine A. Obi http://isizoh.net/afrel/igbo-marriage.htm
http://www.nigeriamasterweb.com/igbomarriage.html
Drawing water from a well
This is a picture of a water well in a village in Igboland.
There is a woman drawing water from the well.
Water collected may be poured in a water pot.
My Memories of the Nigerian-Biafran Civil War "Osondu agwu ike" compiled by Dele Chinwe Ukwu http://culture.chiamaka.com/Nigerian-biafranwar.html


NigerianNation. Ethnic Groups.
http://www.aghadiuno.atfreeweb.com/EthnicGroups/

Nutritional Materials for the Igbo Language
(Food pyramid, etc. in the Igbo language) http://monarch.gsu.edu/nutrition/Igbo.htm

Onitsha Ado: Names and Meaning
http:///www.geocities.com/onitshaado/focus/

Religion And the Igbo People
http://www.qub.ac.uk/english/imperial/nigeria/religion.htm
Well & Clay Pot in an Igbo village, Nigeria
Clay Pot for storing water, Igboland, Nigeria

The “Rite of Passage” Celebration or
“Coming of Age” in Igbo land
By Victoria Nneka Agu Edited by Dele Chinwe Ukwu http://culture.chiamaka.com/riteofpassage.html


Urhobo Historical Society. Other Nigerian Interests (Related sites)
by Dr. Peter P. Ekeh. http://www.waado.org/WebResources/
OtherNgInterests.html?FACTNet


Widowhood Among The Igbo of Eastern Nigeria
by Chima Jacob Korieh http://www.uib.no/hi/korieh/chima.html

Woods Museum Nigerian Research
-- Includes information on: Ikenga, Ofo, Mmuo mask, and so on. http://www.nsu.edu/resources/woods/nigeria.htm
Igbo Kitchen
Another Igbo Kitchen
Kola Nut


Kola Nuts


Learn more about kola nuts and their significance to the Igbo people
(Note: You may read the above linked-page in print preview since the background is black).


Learn more about the kola nuts and their significance to Igbo people:
Diaspora Dimensions in Kolanut Communinion by Dr. M. O. Ene


Kola nut
(significance in Things Fall Apart) by Stan Walker

Isu oji - Omenala Ndi Igbo by Theresa Okewuihe

Plantains
Ripe and Unripe Plantains

Yams
Yams


Preparing food for sale
Women preparing food for sale
roasting corn for sale
Women roasting corn for sale
Akara sellers
"Akara" (beanball) sellers frying akara for sale by the roadside

drum
Ekwe=Drum
gong
Ogene=Gong
pounder
Odo=Grinder


Dele Chinwe Ladejobi Ukwu