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Le boire en pays igbo: le vin parle pour eux

Ugochukwu, Francoise (2001). Le boire en pays igbo: le vin parle pour eux. Journal des Africanistes, 71(2) pp. 33–47.


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Nigerian literature reveals to its reader the central place of festival and wine in the country's cultures. This article studies wine in Igbo language and culture, south-east of the Federation, and presents the trees it is taken from. It surveys the evolution of drinking habits since the arrival of missionaries in the 19th century, and follows the wine from its tapping to its consumption. It shows the central role it plays in the culture where it follows the youth at each step of their social life and shows itself a powerful symbol both in everyday life and in customary courts.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0399-0346
Extra Information: This issue of the Jouranl des africanistes, although belonging to the 2001 year, was published in 04/2002, and has both an ISSN and a ISBN 2908948117.
Keywords: Nigeria; Igbo; drinking; literature; palm; raffia
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 11333
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2008 11:21
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 15:39
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