Historical Change in an Ibo Polity: Asaba to 1885

  title={Historical Change in an Ibo Polity: Asaba to 1885},
  author={Elizabeth Allo Isichei},
Asaba is an Ibo town, which, because of its position on the Niger, came into relatively early contact with Europeans. This means that we have materials for its history in European records for more than a hundred years. This article is based on these records, and on present-day oral traditions. It begins with an account of Asaba's traditional social and political structure, and its former role in the economic life of the lower Niger. Asaba traditions relate in detail how the town was founded by… CONTINUE READING