After God is Dibia. Igbo Lecture. Igbo Lectures & Poems s & Poems. By Friends of Emeagwali. Comment: With an introduction by. Chukwurah Filip Emeagwali. After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2 by John A. Umeh, , available at. Get this from a library! After God is Dibia. [John Anenechukwu Umeh].

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Trivia About After God is Dibi To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And now, whenever a bush cat sees a cock he always kills it, and does so by right, as he takes the cock in part payment of the two hundred rods which the hunter never paid him. Better as a reference than read straight through, on account of the authors wordy, purely ornamental style. A nalu nwata ife o ji ama mma mma ya aluru When a child is deprived of what he loves he subsequently is made miserable.

The goat was thus left master of the situation and started bleating, and this noise attracted the attention of the leopard, who was on his way to receive payment from the hunter. Izu gbajulugwo o kaalu nti Secrets and malevolent plants at some point in time, may be revealed.

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Ugochukwu Obinwude marked it as to-read Jul 01, When she finally died, humanity was thrown into a great wailing, chaos and confusion. This the bush cat did not like at all, so, as he was not big enough to fight the goat, he picked up the remains afger the cock and ran off with it to the goc, and so lost his money, as he did not await the arrival of the hunter.

The delegates left home for the human world with the good news, divine words of consolation and instruction on the new divination system that would replace the uncanny vision and audition of the lady sage of divination.

But Effiong was very extravagant, and spent much money in eating and drinking with every one, until at last he became quite poor, so he had to go out hunting again; but now his good luck seemed to have deserted him, for although he worked hard, and hunted day and night, he could not succeed in killing anything. Sep 05, Sidney Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chukwunonso Udeh marked it as to-read Jan 06, Not seeing any one about he stalked the goat and got nearer and nearer, until he was within springing distance.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Most importantly, Igbo prayer was almost always never done empty handed, and placed a good deal of responsibility on the part of the person doing the prayer to follow it up with the right actions and deeds that would lead to its fulfillment.

A delegation was therefore sent to Chukwu God with a request that He kindly send a replacement or make it possible for all to have the vision and audition of the dead wise old lady sage. O bialu egbu anyi gbue onwe ya Wicked plans designed to harm the innocent are to have boomerang effect. Ralph Festus marked it as to-read May 06, However, unlike many unenlightened people today, they were not naive enough to take these stories literally, and understood them to be symbolic.

She was consulted on all problems which she solved with precision and complete satisfaction. The Fon people call it Fa.

At last, however, he thought of a plan, and on the next day he went to his friend the leopard, and asked him to lend him two hundred rods, promising to return the amount to him on the same day as he had promised to pay Okun; and he also told the leopard, that if he were absent when he came for his money, he could kill anything he saw in the house and eat it. Francesco Di Giuseppe marked it as to-read Jan 06, Nkechi marked it as to-read Jan 16, Ute ikpe ekpere prayers.

After God is Dibia: Igbo Cosmology, Healing, Divination and Sacred Science in Nigeria v. 2

Vod Chinenye marked it as to-read Jun 03, Return to Book Page. When the appointed day arrived the hunter spread some corn on the ground, and then went away and left the house deserted. Now, some time before this Effiong had made friends with a leopard and a bush cat, whom he had met in ix forest whilst on one of his hunting expeditions; and he had also made friends with a goat and a cock at a farm where he had stayed for the night.


Daisy Brin marked it as to-read Dec 26, The leopard afted then to wait until the hunter arrived, when he would pay him the money; and to this the leopard agreed.

Nee ubosi taata dozie ya ka o di ka ibe ya God bless today as you did with other days.

Now and then he would say Ba!! Kalu Gor marked it as to-read Apr 13, Lists with This Book. Oma marked it as to-read Dec 08, God consoled the delegates and sent back, through them, His merciful words of consolation to humanity. Nov 09, Nnedi rated it it was amazing. Oliver marked it as to-read Feb 24, Ndi mvu na ndi egede The primordial and other ancestors of the spirit world also to join. Parables are alot like mythology, but gof deal with moral lessons rather than answering questions of ater.

Ichie ukwu na ichi nta Titled and non-titled ancestors to join us in this exercise. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Uchu adi agba mma ekwu The pen kinfe routinely deployed for splitting of kolanuts because of the nature of its assignment is always assured of early morning breakfast.

But most of the time he was busy eating the young grass, and picking up the leaves which had fallen from a tree of which he was very fond.

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