Igbo Mind Music and Memory is the second performance intelligence treatise by novelist, poet and critic, Chin Ce.
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CONTAINING eleven talks and book reviews published in journals of African writing in the last decade, Igbo Mind Music and Memory is the second of the Riddles and Bash performance intelligence treatise by novelist, poet and critic, Chin Ce.
In this second collection, Ce takes a hard, honest evaluation of modern Igbo mind music and memory showing how Western Christian materialism contributed to the corruption and befuddled thinking of Africans toward their traditional and indigenous thought.
The author also reviews oral traditions using the riddles and bash performances of his community for case studies. The subsequent parts contain a look at new literatures and emerging tendencies in African writing, plus a chat on new Nigerian poetry and literary criticism.
Ce argues that the continent is one in spite of different experiences in colonialism, nationalism and post- independent identities. And while ‘with the world becoming a global village, writers from Africa will need to preserve the heritage of their people and ensure that the healthy traditions and cultures of Africa are not lost in the march of civilisation.’
African Performance Arts and Critical Reviews
Colonial and post- colonial fudge of history
Christian religious bigotry pious forgeries
Metaphysical structure of folk universe
digenous traditions and individual talent
Nigeria West Africa political social engineering.
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