Entanglements Project: SOAS, Centre For Memories promote Igbo spirituality, cosmology
Written by on April 4, 2022
The Centre for Memories (CFM), Enugu, in collaboration with the [Re:]Entanglements project of School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London on Saturday held an exhibition on Igbo Spirituality and Cosmology.
The Center for Memories is a repository of the history and culture of “Ndigbo” – Igbo people, informing and empowering leaders to serve with excellence and integrity.
The [Re:]Entanglements project is to promote the Igbo culture.
It has been re-engaging with a remarkable ethnographic archive – including objects, photographs, sound recordings, botanical specimens, published work and fieldnotes – assembled by the colonial anthropologist, , Northcote W. Thomas, in Southern Nigeria and Sierra Leone between 1909 and 1915.
As well as better understanding the historical context in which these materials were gathered, the project seeks to examine their significance in the present
The Executive Director of CFM, Mr Iheanyi Igboko, said the exhibition was aimed at creating a platform where true and valid Igbo conversation from the past to present could be discussed and documented.
The event was based on photography and arts exhibition on the nature of Igbo cosmology.
Ofoelue said the people of the region used culture for restoration and survival.
According to him, anything anyone does that brings evil is not Igbo culture and is regarded as “Nso ala” (abomination); they include killing, human sacrifices and stealing, among others.
He said it was actually lack of understanding that made people to condemn Igbo tradition and heritage.