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Igbo Immersion Workbook

Author : Native Tongue
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This Igbo Immersion Workbook is designed for those who have some basic understanding of the Igbo language. You might have grown up in an Igbo household, you might even understand others when they speak to you in Igbo, but you have never dared to speak the language yourself. Let us take you to the next level; rewire your brain and get your Igbo fluency firing on all cylinders with Native-Tongue's Igbo Immersion Course. Immerse yourself in 30 different conversations, work on your pronunciation, learn new words and ways to respond to questions. In conjunction with the Native-Tongue's one-on-one tutoring sessions, this workbook will light a fire for the language and culture in the Learner's mind.

Word On The Street

Author : John Mcwhorter
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Though there is a contingent of linguists who fight the fact, our language is always changing -- not only through slang, but sound, syntax, and words' meanings as well. Debunking the myth of "pure" standard English, tackling controversial positions, and eschewing politically correct arguments, linguist John McWhorter considers speech patterns and regional accents to demonstrate just how the changes do occur. Wielding reason and humor, McWhorter ultimately explains why we must embrace these changes, ultimately revealing our American English in all its variety, expressiveness, and power.

Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism

Author : Ofelia García
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This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Employing a rich variety of case studies which highlight the importance of the ethnolinguistic community in bilingual education, this collection examines the various structures that these communities use to educate their children as bilingual Americans. In doing so, it highlights the efforts and activism of these communities and what bilingual community education really means in today's globalized world. The volume offers new understandings of heritage language education, bilingual education, and speech communities for bilingual Americans in the 21st century.

Igbo Immersion Workbook

Author : Native Tongue
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This Igbo Immersion Workbook is designed for those who have some basic understanding of the Igbo language. You might have grown up in an Igbo household, you might even understand others when they speak to you in Igbo, but you have never dared to speak the language yourself. Let us take you to the next level; rewire your brain and get your Igbo fluency firing on all cylinders with Native-Tongue's Igbo Immersion Course. Immerse yourself in 30 different conversations, work on your pronunciation, learn new words and ways to respond to questions. In conjunction with the Native-Tongue's one-on-one tutoring sessions, this workbook will light a fire for the language and culture in the Learner's mind.

Igbo History and Society

Author : Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo
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A stimulating and original account of the Igbo of Eastern Nigeria from ancient times to the present, arranged into chapters paying attention to critical issues and themes. Professor Afigbo, a pre-eminent scholar of the Igbo who lived and taught among them for more than 40 years, has collected his experiences and scholarship into a synthesised historiography of the Igbo and their place in the African diaspora.

From Biafra to the Niger Delta Conflict

Author : Edlyne Eze Anugwom
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This book analyzes the influence of memory on social conflict as well as the role of ethnicity in state formation and governance in Nigeria. It examines the nexus between the Nigerian civil war and the conflict in the oil rich Niger Delta against the background of memory and ethnicization of the state.

Healing Insanity a Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria

Author : Patrick E. Iroegbu
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Healing Insanity: A Study of Igbo Medicine in Contemporary Nigeria is an original and in-depth study on endogenous medical system in an African society. It is craftily written and provides solid insight, through case studies and theory, into how insanity affects patients and the society. Particularly, it explores various collective representations and strategies regarding insanity and healing as it examines the healing institutions, healers, and ritual cults. The central question is, given the patterns of healing, how do the Igbo shape the incidence and symptoms of insanity, define its aetiology, and provide healers with culture-specific resources and skills to address this illness? The focus became increasingly centred on bodily semantics and endogenous knowledge systems and practices. Dr. Patrick Iroegbus work is a very valuable and rare study and has appeared at a desirable time. It is, for an African society, a comprehensive study of the many ways Igbo people, in their practical, routinelike attitudes and body-centred experiences, as well as in their more reflective aetiologic knowledge and healing institutions, relate to the phenomenon of insanity, or ara, in the cultural parlance. As the first of its kind, reminiscent of, and assured by, the various remarks of Igbo scholars and leaders at various meetings and discourses, the task this work has set out to accomplish is a very brave one. The authors account of his fieldwork experiences and adopted techniques illustrates his initiation, revealing him as a genuine ethnographer who is a friend of people and at ease with his field. With both the far-seeing and inspiring analysis of Igbo medicine, life, and culture accounted for in the work, the book stands out for ethnographers, teachers, students, leaders, policymakers, and the general public. This is a book that deserves to be read as it shapes the critical path toward understanding ways of healing insanity in a culture-specific context, crosscutting perspectives for a relationship between indigenous healing and the biomedical sphere. Prof. Ren Devisch (Africa Research Centre, University of Leuven) This book is written with a clear purpose for everyone to readto understand and heal insanityand indeed provides a thick piece of cultural philosophy and vernacular of Igbo medicine in hopes of putting cultural wisdom in pursuit of integral health care development. Prof. Pantaleon Iroegbu (Professor of Philosophy, Major-Seminary, Ekpoma, January 2006) To read this book, as I did, is to get the benefit of Dr. Patrick Iroegbus ethnographic insight for an archetypical African healing system in Igboland. It offers a fascinating theory of symbolic release that speaks of African symbolic action and knowledge system. Dr. Paul Komba, Esq. (University of Cambridge)

Being a Christian in Igbo Land

Author : Eze Ikechukwu
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It is not always a comfortable position to question the position of a good majority. However, it is known that the majority can sometimes be wrong or see things differently. It takes courage and a particularly critical mind to question the depth of the Christian Faith in a land seen as the future of Christianity in Africa. As a Priest with some pastoral experience both in Africa and in Europe, the Author is at home with the subject matter in this book. He accepts the fact of the growing numbers in the churches but questions the depth of conviction in the face of the problems arising from the clash of values between Christian Faith and Igbo Traditional Religion. He maintains that, if God saw enough reasons to create men differently and revealed himself differently to them, he - God accepts that men have different understandings of his relationship with them and that they may relate with him using what is available to them - their Culture and Tradition.

Traditional Ritual as Christian Worship

Author : Burrows, William R.
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A necessary task of missionaries in recent decades has been to help local Christians "inculturate" or "contextualize" their faith, although the criteria for doing so often came from outside the context in which new believers developed their understanding of Christianity. Highlighting the voices of non-Western scholars, this work recognizes the importance of ritual and ceremony in the life of communities that seek to worship God in ways that reflect culturally appropriate responses to Scripture. The contributors -- some of missiology's leading lights -- discuss rituals, beliefs, and practices of diverse peoples, supporting the conclusion that orthodox Christianity is hybrid Christianity.

Overcoming the Osu Caste System among the Afro Igbo

Author : John Ugochukwu Opara
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It is the conviction of Sacramentum Caritatis as well as the fathers of the Second Vatican Council that active participation at Eucharistic celebration cannot be easily disassociated from active involvement in the Church's mission in the world. This present study in the light of the foregoing presuppositions, exposes some of such challenges confronting the Afro-Igbo Christian, with special focus on the menace of the osu caste system, and proposes ways towards its eradication. One of such ways remains strengthening the Eucharistic celebration through the process of the inculturation.