Igbo pre-colonial norms and values as pillars for the sustenance of post-colonial Igbo society

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Igbo pre-colonial norms and values as pillars for the sustenance of post-colonial Igbo society

Chinonso E. Agbo

Nsukka Journal of Religion and Cultural Studies | Vol 9, No 1 | © 2021 Chinonso E. Agbo | This work is licensed

under CC Attribution 4.0

Submitted: 30 March 2021 | Published: 24 August 2021

About the author(s)

Chinonso E. Agbo is an independent researcher under a private firm, DEE SIFO DIGITAL CONCEPT based in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

 

 

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Abstract

The thrust of this work is on engineering the pre-colonial norms and values, embedded in Ala (earth-goddess deity) to contend the contemporary moral decadency prevalent in Igboland. These norms and values which include, but not limited to; respect, hard work, kindness and hospitality, truthfulness and rectitude will be examined using phenomenological and comparative method of study to accentuate its essence in the 21st century and beyond.

Keywords

 

Igbo, pre-colonial, post-colonial norms and values