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Le désert et ses épreuves dans la cosmogonie igbo (Nigeria)

Ugochukwu, Francoise (2002). Le désert et ses épreuves dans la cosmogonie igbo (Nigeria). L'Homme(163) pp. 157–172.


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The notion of 'space' in Igbo culture is explored through words in the language, the intention being to define the meeting grounds between human and supernatural interactions. Based on written literature (by Pita Nwana and Chinua Achebe in particular), and on folklore gathered in the field, this analysis situates this meeting ground in space and time and identifies its place in Igbo cosmogony. It reveals the sway of the supernatural over daily life and literature in Igboland.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: L'Homme © 2002 EHESS
ISSN: 0439-4216
Keywords: Nigeria; Igbo; cosmogony; orality; literature
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 11334
Depositing User: Françoise Ugochukwu
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008 14:41
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2014 08:37
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