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Author Achebe, Nwando, 1970-
Title The female king of colonial Nigeria : Ahebi Ugbabe / Nwando Achebe.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.

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Author Achebe, Nwando, 1970-
Subject Ugbabe, Ahebi.
Women, Igbo -- Biography.
Sex role -- Nigeria.
Igbo (African people) -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Nigeria -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Nigeria -- History -- 1851-1899.
Nigeria -- History -- 1900-1960.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-296) and index.
Contents The introduction : unspoken, blame the mouth; unheard, blame the ear -- Oge Nwatakili : the time of childhood, ca. 1880-1895 -- Mgbakpu Ahebi : exile in Igalaland, ca. 1895-1916 -- Performing masculinities : homecoming--and she becomes a man, ca. 1916-1948 -- Inside King Ahebi's palace, ca. 1916-1948 -- Mastering masculinities : Ekpe Ahebi masquerade, the final insult, ca. 1931-1948 -- The conclusion : Ahebi today : the works that we do are the things by which we are remembered -- Appendix: Select criminal and civil cases in Nsukka Division, 1921-1935 -- Glossary of Enugu-Ezike chronological terms -- Glossary of Igbo, Igala, and Akpoto words.
Summary Nwando Achebe presents the fascinating history of an Igbo woman, Ahebi Ugbabe, who became king in colonial Nigeria. Ugbabe was exiled from Igboland, became a prostitute, traveled widely, and learned to speak many languages. She became a close companion of Nigerian Igala kings and the British officers who supported her claim to the office of headman, warrant chief, and later, king. In this unique biography, Achebe traces the roots of Ugbabe's rise to fame and fortune. While providing critical perspectives.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780253005076 (electronic bk.)
0253005078 (electronic bk.)
9780253355386 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0253355389 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780253222480 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0253222486 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 707092916
Additional Format Print version: Achebe, Nwando, 1970- Female king of colonial Nigeria. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011 9780253355386 (DLC) 2010022842 (OCoLC)491950885

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