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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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This site uses cookies. She was consulted on all problems which she solved with precision and complete satisfaction. About this time the bush cat also arrived, and not finding the hunter at home, he, too, looked about, and very soon he espied the aftsr, who was busy picking up the grains of corn.

Unu ekwena ka oji dalue ana, ma o bu ka nwa-ngwele gbaa aji Almighty God do not allow this kolanut to drop from my hand or subject us to any misfortune today.

Margaret DeWys rated it it was amazing Mar 20, He took careful aim vibia the leopard and fired, whereupon the leopard rolled over dead. 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 dibiw 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 aftef his money, he could kill anything he saw in the house and eat it.

Francesco Di Giuseppe marked it as to-read Jan 06, The leopard was then to wait until the hunter arrived, when he would pay him the money; and to this arter leopard agreed. Yeboah Ashford marked it as to-read Jan 27, Prayer has always been a central part of Igbo life.

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

God consoled the delegates and sent back, through them, His merciful words of consolation to humanity. 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.


The Fon people call it Fa. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Not seeing any one about he stalked the goat and got nearer and nearer, until he was within springing distance. The skin iw put out to dry in the sun, and covered it with wood ash, and the body he ate.

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. Ralph Festus marked it as to-read May 06, Oso chuka nwata, o gbanaa ikwu nne ya A child who has a serious sibia with his fraternal household may op to move over and settle with his maternal relatives.

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. As he got nearer the smell of goat became very strong, and being hungry, for he had not eaten anything for some time, he approached the goat very carefully.

Suddenly the leopard sprang at the goat, and with one crunch at the neck brought him down. 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. Lourdes marked it as to-read Jul 26, She lived to a very ripe old age, serving humanity and God with her clear vision and uncanny audition. However, unlike many unenlightened people today, they were not naive enough to take these stories literally, and understood them to be symbolic.

After God is Dibia: Vol. 1 by Anenechukwu Umeh

Nkechi marked it as to-read Jan 16, After God is Dibia: Additionally, she heard, with the help of her mystical third ear, what was, what is, and what will be. E lisie, o dika a ma eweta ozo He allows or rescinds these gifts as he considers appropriate or expedient.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Every one in the country knew him, and one of his best friends was a man called Okun, who lived near him. To ask other readers questions about After God is Dibiaplease sign up.


The following myth deals with the origin of Afa divination. Effiong also went to his friends the bush cat and the cock, and borrowed two hundred rods gos each of them on the same conditions, js told each one of them that if he were absent when they arrived, they could kill and eat anything they found about the place.

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Ubosi kpatalu nu nya likalie The day that fetches more benefits than others deserves to have more of those items of benefit. The goat was dead almost at once, and the leopard started on his meal. By this time the goat had come for his money; but not finding his friend, he walked about until he came upon the bush cat, who was so intent upon his meal off the cock, that he did not notice the goat approaching; and the goat, being in rather a bad temper at not getting his money, at once charged at bod bush cat and knocked him over, butting him with his horns.

The Urhobos call it Epha. Ndi Igbo Igbo peoplelike other ancient people around the world, created mythology to answer basic questions about how the world was created, where their people came from, and why things are the way they are in the world.

Innocent Aguwuom added it Jul 12, Nov 09, Nnedi rated it it was amazing. Chukwunonso Udeh marked it as to-read Jan 06, But though Effiong had borrowed the money from Okun, he could not think how he was to repay it on the day he had promised.

Ichie ukwu na ichi nta Titled and non-titled ancestors to join us in this exercise. Andrew marked it as to-read Sep 05, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The hunter then went to his friend the goat, and borrowed two hundred rods from him in the same way.

Mkali Maarufu marked it as to-read Jan 30,