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Igbo in the Atlantic World

African Origins and Diasporic Destinations

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.

About the Authors

Toyin Falola is Frances and Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin. He has written and edited more than 100 books, including The Yoruba Diaspora in the Atlantic World (IUP, 2005).

Raphael Chijioke Njoku is Director of International Studies and Chair of the Department of Languages and Literature at Idaho State University.

Reviews

"Makes a significant contribution to the sociology and historiography of the Igbo society, by documenting not only the cultural genealology, heterogeneity and dialects of this society but also their contributions to diasporic cultural formation, identity, and transmutation. This is probably the most comprehensive collection of scholarship on diverse aspects of Igbo society and culture."—Ifeanyi Ezeonu, Brock University
Indiana University Press

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