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Upper Marlboro, MD Author Publishes Philosophical Book

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( Reclaiming Traditions of Igbo Education and the Legacy of the Holy Ghost Missionaries, a new book by Okonkwo Remigius Nwabichie, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.


Reclaiming Traditions of Igbo Education and the Legacy of the Holy Ghost Missionaries finds answers to that question. This book critically assesses the benefits and burdens of the Church Missionary Education (CME) of the Holy Ghost Missionaries among nd'Igbo in southeastern Nigeria. It interrogates the propriety of its philosophy and reviews the adequacy of the methods used to promote it.

While critics lament the damage done by European explorers, merchants, colonialists, and missionaries to the educational traditions of Africa, apologists who defend them suggest that they did their best under prevailing circumstances. They ask, "Instead of revisit the past, why not get on with the business of modern times?" But the impact of the European presence in Africa is not a thing of the past. It is part of "Africa's current and existential socioeconomic, political, religious, and educational struggles today. 1

This book describes the limitations of the neo-colonizing educational philosophy of the missionaries and calls for an alternative. A philosophy of wholeness is proposed as an alternative that would transition Africans to a liberating and liberatory Christian Religious Education (CRE) of the gospels. Such, it is argued, would better serve their needs and aspirations, and better heal the wounds of their colonial past.

About the Author
OKONKWO REMIGIUS NWABICHIE is a priest of Orlu diocese. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Theology, Administration, and Religious Education. He is the author of Religion for Morality in Education, Self-Reliant African Churches, and a forthcoming volume, Methods for Promoting Christian Religious Education in Africa. A lively discussant in Igbo/African affairs, and curriculum development, he can be reached at: or

Reclaiming Traditions of Igbo Education and the Legacy of the Holy Ghost Missionaries is a 148-page paperback with a retail price of $16.00 (eBook $11.00). The ISBN is 979-8-88925-261-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy or author interview, please visit or to buy the book, visit our online bookstore at

Natasha Hlinka
Dorrance Publishing

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