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Umuada and the Phenomenon of Dual Identity in Ogbaruland

Awogu-Maduagwu, Edith Abisola (2012) Umuada and the Phenomenon of Dual Identity in Ogbaruland. AAn International Journal of Language, Literature and Gender Studies, 1 (3). pp. 133-154. ISSN 2227-5460

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Abstract

The Igbo is a patriarchal society but despite this, the association of indigenous women of some Igbo communities known as Umuada continues to exert influence in their patrilineal homes even after the exchange of identity through marriage; and despite their new roles as ndiomu (association of wives) in their consanguine communities. This results in a phenomenon of dual identity, significantly different from parallel Igbo sub-cultural groups. Several studies have been carried out on the contribution of the Umuada to their communities, especially in the economic and social spheres. However, there is a dearth of information on the formal structure of authority within which women carry out these activities especially in relation to their

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Igbo, Ogbaru, Umuada, Identity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 13:45
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2016 13:45
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7282

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