The Osu Caste Discrimination in Igboland: Impact on Igbo Culture and Civilization

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iUniverse, 2007 - History - 108 pages
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Why is the Osu caste system, a form of discrimination, still deep-seated in Igboland? Are the civil and human rights of the Osu not being violated? How does the system affect global perception on Igbo culture and her civilization? The Osu Caste Discrimination in Igboland: Impact on Igbo Culture and Civilization, which is sequel to The Osu Caste System in Igboland: A Challenge for Nigerian Democracy, describes the pain, grief and agony of those groaning under the Osu caste system in Igboland. The system ascribes an inferior Osu status to the group and limits their social interaction, marriage contracts and relationship of love with the Diala. Consequently, their daily lives are tormented by the associated Osu stigma, which hinders their social mobility and progress. Any person reading this book should reflect critically on the issue and join hands to dismantle the system for justice, fairness and social progress.

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Victor E. Dike is adjunct professor of Information Technology at National University (Sacramento Center), California, and a Business and Computer Instructor at the Fremont School for Adults (SCUSD). A prolific writer, his work has been published in academic journals, such as the NESG Economic Indicators and African Renaissance, and in more popular forums, such as the Daily Independent, Daily Champion, and Vanguard. Mr. Dike is the author of Democracy and Political Life in Nigeria (2nd ed.); New York, Lincoln, Shanghai: iUniverse, 2006, and Nigeria and the Politics of Unreason: A Study of the Obasanjo Regime; London: Adonis & Abbey, 2003. In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Mr. Dike is the CEO, Center for Social Justice and Human Development (CSJHD), a nonprofit organization in Sacramento that provides educational and training programs to under served groups. A native of Nigeria, Mr. Dike lives in Elk Grove, California with his wife and their children.

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