BENEFITS OF DIVERSITY IN NIGERIAN CONTEXT a. Ethnicity/Linguistic diversity: Nigeria is comprised of approximately two hundred and fifty ethno/linguistic groups. However, there are three major ethnic blocks; the other groups are generally referred as minority groups. The minority groups tend to be loosely affiliated to one of the three dominant groups. It is a well established business practice in Nigeria that if you wish to advertise a product you must take pain to be sensitive to the three dominant ethnic groups. Although English is the official language, more than half of the population do not understand and or speak formal English.
Women’s’ Suffrage in Latin America (1900-1945) Women in Latin America were viewed as the stereotypical housewives, as their only duty was to take care of their household and children. Their purpose in life was to direct man on the path of virtue and purify his soul with love. Latin men viewed women as the weaker sex. This was all due to the effect of Spanish colonialism of how men viewed women in Latin America. Under the Catholic Church rule, women had to be pure and accept the life that was chosen and given to them just like the Virgin Mary .
Conclusion: How did the character develop Although much of the Ibo population reacted negatively to the forced Westernization of Nigeria, a number of people, such as Nwoye, accepted and benefited from the new religion. Nwoye’s development throughout Things Fall Apart in response to the cultural collision and the introduction of a new religion contribute to the profound theme of change. As culture changes, things fall apart for some individuals who are not willing to accept change. However, sometimes a change in culture can provide
There are 250 to 400 different ethnic groups in the country. Each ethnic group has its own peculiar language, traditions, and norms beliefs. There are over five hundreds of indigenous languages spoken within the country, namely: Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English etc. (Olaniyan; 1985) British Colonialism in Africa created a pathway for missionaries to spread Christianity and the word of the Lord in hopes that the people would see the evils in slave trading. As a result, Nigeria became an attractive spot for Christian missionaries.
Erosion of the Nigerian culture: A study of the influence of westernisation on Nigerian youth Introduction The Nigerian youth could be said to be very ‘unAfrican’. By this, we mean the Nigerian youth, according to some, is not as strongly connected to the African culture and heritage as our parents and ancestors were. Today’s generation is very much a part of the digital era. There is easy access to a lot of things, from basic amenities such as water and medicine to an endless supply of information on the internet. They are new forms of communication, by way of slangs and gestures which are more associated with the western world than our own more conservative culture.
Molded by European ideas, modern Nigerian nationalists in the south opposed indirect rule, as they believed that it had strengthened ruling classes and social hierarchies. The nationalists particularly recognized Britain’s failure to appreciate the antiquity, richness, and intricatcies of indigenous cultures, and thus demanded self-government. In the 1920s, ethnic and kinship organizations, which took the form of tribal unions, surfaced. Major ethnic groups, such as the Igbo Federal Union and the Egbe Omo Oduduwa emerged, leading to identification with ethnicity where none had existed before. (Isichei) These resistance movements and increased nationalistic ideas led to greater tension between Nigeria and Britain, as the Europeans were stunned that the Nigerians wanted to develop independence from Britain, whilst the Nigerians believed that they had every right to
By granting this voice to a native character, the Nigerian narrator is also given an authority equal to the “white” narrator along with its commentary on humanity’s similarity: exposing universal human conditions, whether as “civilized” white men or as African natives. The author first exposes colonial rule and the negative elements (corruption, oppression, etc. ), through the narrative point-of-view of a native. It debunks the myth of the superior moral and cultural ground of the white people. Colonization used to be described as attempts to benefit the colonized country, but in Purple Hibiscus, it seems to bring about more harm than good.
So you find White men working in areas that we have abundance of jobless qualified Nigerians. The issue of ethnicity in Nigeria is a matter of great concern; instead of uniting, Nigeria is breaking further into fragments and every major action taken by government now has ethnic colouration. It is an irony that the British have managed our differences better than our indigenous leaders. Then, we had one united North, no tribal and religious colorations and that was how the North fought the civil
“But stories were already gaining ground that the white man had not only brought a religion but also a government.” (Achebe 155). In the novel, Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe the main character Okonkwo lives in Nigeria, Africa where a group of white missionaries come to convert the Nigerians to Christianity. The Christian Missionaries believed that their set of beliefs were superior to other beliefs and that they were the only ones who should be followed. They pushed their religion upon other people in the Nigerian tribes, and they successfully converted a few. The majority of the tribes didn’t believe in the missionaries beliefs or want to follow their ways.
She uses both languages like Chinua Achebe, for her benefit. As a Nigerian born novelist, she gives both hands who are in their mind to raise Nigerian identity with its ritual for the world. She does not neglect Catholic and she neglects the way of approach to preach by opposing traditional religion and its values. She never likes to destroy her own traditional religion in front of her eyes. She does not like the dominant culture under the other’s culture and religion.