We came across a place Dr Thomas Sowell weighed in on why Igbos and other ethnic groups known for trading are resented. See what he said.
“Where middlemen are an ethnically distinct group -the Jews, the Chinese in SouthEast Asia, the east Indians in Uganda, the Ibos in Nigeria- that ethnic group is hated by the masses who deal with them” ~Dr. Thomas Sowell
What Thomas Sowell said about why Igbos and co are hated is identical to what Chinese American intellectual Prof. Amy Chua said. Amy Chua said Igbos and ethnic Chinese are resented because of their status as market-dominant [groups].
Amy Chua suggested that market-dominant [groups] should try to reduce the resentment by engaging in CSR activities in their host community.
Every year, the Igbos celebrate the New Yam Festivals in their different towns. This is called Iwaji. The ceremony is also called Iri Ji in some Igbo cultures. Same celebration but slightly different names.
Iwaji is part of Igbo culture. As Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor has noted, any Igbo can celebrate Iwaji, irrespective of their religion. Some believe it is only Traditionalists that should celebrate Iwaji. Not so.
Every American is free to celebrate Thanksgiving. In the same way, every Igbo is free to celebrate Iwaji. You can and should celebrate Iwaji, even if you are an Igbo residing in Canada.
Send us photos of your private Iwaji celebration and we’ll publish them.
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Ofalla Festivals are ceremonies where the Igwes of Igbo towns and their community members come together to celebrate his reign.
During ofalla festivals, indigenes of the town come from all over the world to celebrate. Enugu Ukwu is a popular community in Anambra State, Igboland, South Eastern Nigeria. Enugu Ukwu literately means ‘Up A Great Hill’.