Nigerian yam-cult dance mask.

--Who are the Igbo people?--

 

 

 

 

 






Bronze plaque of Nigerian military figures.


Okonwko, Achebe's protagonist in Things Fall Apart, is a member of the Igbo (pronounced E' BO and formerly spelled Ibo) tribe.

 

Yoruban (southwestern Nigerian) beaded crowns.

Nok (central Nigerian) terra-cotta head.

 

 

Listen to the tribal Christian rhythms.

 

A Nigerian farm, possibly similar to that of Okonkwo.

 

Here are some links regarding the Igbo:

Art and Life in Africa: Igbo Information
Igbo Festival: In Honour of the New Yam
A Paper on the Igbo Language
Igbo.com: The Virtual Igbo Homesite
Origin and History of the Igbo People
Ibgo 'Traditional Rulers': Chieftaincy and the State in Southeastern Nigeria
African Traditional Religion
The Igbo Alphabet and Some Common Phrases
Religion and the Igbo People
The Igbo Vote
Igbo Language Course
Igbo Spirit Mask
More Igbo Masks
Nigeria and the Igbo Culture

 

 

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Listen to the Christian tribal music.