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The Dibia in Igbo Traditional Socio-political and Metaphysical Economy: An Interrogation

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Affiliation

    Philosophy/Religion and Cultural Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo [AE-FUNAI], Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    Department of History and International Relations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki-Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    Department of History and International Relations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki-Ebonyi State, Nigeria

Abstract

This work is carried out to fill the epistemic and hermeneutical gap within Igbo socio-metaphysical space. Notable works have been done in Igbo studies, however, the place of the Dibia in Igbo ontology has been neglected, hence the current work. The researchers combined library and fieldwork approaches in executing this work. In the end, the research notes that modern Igbo people have neglected the place and activities of the Dibia. Noting that the Dibia being the active presence of the God[s] among the people is an indispensable persona in the Igbo existence. Therefore, the current crisis of relevance the people are experiencing is a result of this neglect. The works, therefore, conclude that if the Dibia and her activities are brought back to the centre stage of Igbo existence, the socio-political and economic crises of the moment would have been a history.

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