Culture And Customs Of Nigeria / Edition 1

Culture And Customs Of Nigeria / Edition 1

by Toyin Falola
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313313385

ISBN-13: 9780313313387

Pub. Date: 12/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Culture and Customs of Nigeria is the only concise, authoritative, and up-to-date discussion of Nigerian culture that introduces to a Western audience the complexity of its society and the emerging lifestyles among its various

Overview

Nigeria, one of the largest and most important countries in Africa, is rich in traditions and customs, both indigenous and modern. Culture and Customs of Nigeria is the only concise, authoritative, and up-to-date discussion of Nigerian culture that introduces to a Western audience the complexity of its society and the emerging lifestyles among its various peoples. Students and other interested readers will learn about all major aspects of Nigerian culture and customs, including the land, peoples, and brief historical overview; religion and worldview; literature and media; art and architecture/housing; cuisine and traditional dress; gender, marriage, and family; social customs and lifestyles; and music and dance.

Nigerians are proud of their diverse culture comprising more than 250 ethnic groups. Important changes in their economy and political system are helping them cope with challenges in the modern world. Culture and Customs of Nigeria illuminates a dynamic society—how Nigerians today live, work, worship, interact, relax, and express themselves. Numerous photos, a chronology, and a glossary complement the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313387
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2000
Series:
Culture and Customs of Africa
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Introduction

Religion and Worldview

Literature and Media

Art and Architecture/Housing

Cuisine and Traditional Dress

Gender Roles, Marriage, and Family

Social Customs and Lifestyle

Music and Dance

Glossary

Bibliographic Essay

Index

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