Igbo kwenu: A Consensus Philosophy in African Communalism

Asikaogu, Joannes and Eze, Franklin Amaechi (2021) Igbo kwenu: A Consensus Philosophy in African Communalism. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5 (2). pp. 75-80. ISSN 2713-4698.

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The work studies ‘Igbo kwenu’ as a consensus philosophy in African communalism. It is a cultural identity, belongingness, solidarity and collective will particular to Igbo people of Nigeria. Culture as we know is a people’s way of life. This is a universal Igbo greeting that cuts across all Igbo nations and “Igbo kwenu” is a sacred call that connotes agreement, endorsement and unity to achieve a common purpose. In good and in bad times, this has been a major component speech of the Igbo nation whether at home or abroad. In any public gathering you will hear the cheering up when it is called upon “Igbo kwenu” Yaa!. The communal nature of the society makes the community to be a life giving or living principles that injects and nurtures the spirit of togetherness, solidarity and community consciousness. However, some people use Igbo kwenu” as a cautionary command or call to order while others pleads for unity with Igbo kwenu”. In using the method of philosophical analysis it will help in breaking down communalism rooted in “Igbo kwenu” and its relevance in Igbo culture. Therefore, the work examines the uniqueness and the spirit of communalism rooted in “Igboo kwenu” as a consensus philosophy of action in African communalism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2022 13:17
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2022 13:17
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3618

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