Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo... any more will be added.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Onicha Mourning

The prominent Elder, Omenyi, dances in the chamber with some other Otu Odu women, holding her Peace Fan in her right hand. The black Horsetail Switch (normally carried in the mourner's left hand) is draped over her shoulder as she dances.

— Richard Neal Henderson, http://amightytree.org/

Location: Onicha, Onicha Ado, Alaigbo | Date: 1961 | Credit: Richard Neal Henderson, amightytree.org/

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mbari House

The author with the priest-in-charge of the Mbari house at Ulakwọ, January, 1935. The priest, as will be noticed, is a dwarf.

Location: Ulakwọ, Alaigbo | Date: January, 1935 | Credit: Basden