Afigbo, A. E. (Adiele Eberechukwu). Ropes of sand: studies in Igbo history and culture

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Title: Ropes of sand: studies in Igbo history and culture

Published By: Ibadan [Nigeria] ; New York: University Press in association with Oxford University Press, 1981. xii, 387 p.: ill.

By line: by A.E. Afigbo

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2003. Computer File

Culture: Igbo (FF26)

Subjects: Traditional history (173); Historical reconstruction (174); External trade (439); Slavery (567); Lineages (613); Territorial hierarchy (631); External relations (648); Warfare (726);

Abstract: Afigbo has written several essays on the historical Igbo including their origins (the Nsukka and Aro, in particular), expansion, cults, economy, legends, slavery, and changes in land tenure and language during the colonial period. He provides a native perspective on events and subjects that had been previously documented and discussed European scholars. In many cases providing new insights and understandings.

Document Number: 38

Document ID: ff26-038

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliographical references

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Historian-4

Analyst: Ian Skoggard ; 2001

Coverage Date: 850-1950

Coverage Place: southeastern Nigeria

LCSH: Igbo (African people)

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