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Religion, Occult and Youth Conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria

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by E. Anugwom
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Religion, Occult and Youth Conflict in the Niger Delta of Nigeria by E. Anugwom

The book examines the nexus between youth conflict and the occult drawing its insights from the oil-rich Niger Delta of Nigeria. It sees the occult represented by the Egbesu deity in this conflict as a form of religious belief imbued in this case with the powers of good. Thus, the religious occult is regenerated and re-energised as an idiom of justice and fairness within the Nigerian state by militant youth fighting the forces of the Nigerian state. Ingeniously, the young men simply dug into the cultural repertoire of the people for a hitherto popular expression of justice and perceived source of potency which they felt would not only provide spiritual protection but also pander to the popular imagination of justice. Even against the background prevalent Christianity, the Egbesu does not generate tension in beliefs but responds to the critical exigency of the immediate socio-political milieu of the people.

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Ebook Details
Pages: 214
Size: 1.5 MB
Publisher: Langaa RPCIG
Date published:   2017
ISBN: 9789956764549 (DRM-PDF)

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