Igbo in the Atlantic world : African origins and diasporic destinations /

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Imprint:Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2016]
Description:viii, 356 pages ; 27 cm
Subject:Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Igbo (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Igbo diaspora.
Igbo (African people) -- United States.
Igbo (African people) -- West Indies.
Igbo (African people)
Igbo (African people) -- Ethnic identity.
Igbo (African people) -- Social life and customs.
Igbo diaspora.
United States.
West Indies.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10900348
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Other authors / contributors:Falola, Toyin, editor.
Njoku, Raphael Chijioke, editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form:Online version: Igbo in the Atlantic world Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2016 9780253022578
Summary:The Igbo are one of the most populous ethnic groups in Nigeria and are perhaps best known and celebrated in the work of Chinua Achebe. In this landmark collection on Igbo society and arts, Toyin Falola and Raphael Chijioke Njoku have compiled a detailed and innovative examination of the Igbo experience in Africa and in the diaspora. Focusing on institutions and cultural practices, the volume covers the enslavement, middle passage, and American experience of the Igbo as well as their return to Africa and aspects of Igbo language, society, and cultural arts. By employing a variety of disciplinary perspectives, this volume presents a comprehensive view of how the Igbo were integrated into the Atlantic world through the slave trade and slavery, the transformations of Igbo identities and culture, and the strategies for resistance employed by the Igbo in the New World. Moving beyond descriptions of generic African experiences, this collection includes 21 essays by prominent scholars throughout the world.
Physical Description:viii, 356 pages ; 27 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.