Igbo Nigeria Culture

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CULTURE But there is no competition… There is only the fight to recover what has been lost And found and lost again and again… T.S. Eliot, ‘Little Gidding’ A new nation comes up to establish an identity of its own, in Nigeria. The new nation refers white’s culture and language in the soil of Nigeria. The entry of white’s culture into native land refers the destruction of one’s own culture and tradition. In Nigeria, they do not follow either Catholic or Nigerian culture. The population arrives along with several conflicts between traditional and imported language. The issues of national identity crisis overwhelms among the writers of African Literature and media. The writers of Africa take advantage of their…show more content…
The various manifestations of this distinctiveness can be seen in the works of Chinua Achebe, Cyprian Ekwensi, Buchi Emecheta, Nkem Nwankwo, Chukwuemeka Ike, Flora Nwapa, Elechi Amadi, John Munonye, Ifeoma Okoye, Clement Agunwa, and Onuorah Nzekwe. These writes works refer a good Igboization of English. In this series Chimamanda Ngozhi Adichie include, now a days. Adichie lightly touches racial discrimination in her Purple Hibiscus. Eugene Achike gets higher education in Europe where he meets racial prejudice because of his blackness, but he never reveals anyone. The impact of his bitter experience urges him to follow English and their rituals. This experience brings him to neglect speak in Igbo in outer world. He comes to conclude that, speaking English is the only solution to avoid the racial discrimination and English only brings prestige…show more content…
Conversation with the Catholic refers demolishing their culture and tradition. In this novel Purple Hibiscus, Eugene never participate his own culture Igbo not only himself, but also his entire family. He does not allow them to attend any traditional functions and even neglect to speak Igbo. Apart from this, the Achikes never participate any function with ‘heathen’ or ‘pagan’ rituals. According to Kambili, traditional and its ritual consider as sin. The inevitable communication between English and the several languages speak in Nigerian people in Nigeria. Their language differs according to their speech patterns, and habits. The varieties of language use both educated and un-educated Nigerians for the shake of lives. According to Herbert Igboanusi: ,, There is the national variety of English also known as Nigerian English (NE) and the ethnic variety of English exemplified here by Igbo English

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