Abstract

Abstract:

The Christianization of Igbo-land in southeastern Nigeria, from the 1850s up to the1920s and even beyond, occurred in a fraught atmosphere in which missionaries had encounters with forests set aside for certain sociocultural purposes and designated as "evil"/"bad." This study dwells on these encounters and their legacies. The study uses oral, primary, and secondary sources to contribute to scholarship in social history by interrogating the relevance of the encounters and their legacies in understanding how Christian missionary works of the colonial period are remembered and captured through the experiences of indigenous people as active agents in their own history.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-1897
Print ISSN
0022-4529
Pages
pp. 466-480
Launched on MUSE
2017-05-01
Open Access
No
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