I have always loved Igbo people and culture. I cannot count how many times, growing up, I said in my mother’s hearing “I like Igbo people” to which she would always reply “And you resemble them.”
I’ve tried to figure out why, and the closest I’ve come is the NTA series, Things Fall Apart, which I not only sat down to drink in as a child, but played and replayed, soaking up every nuance, thanks to my father who recorded every episode. My young mind, overdosing on all that delicious language and culture, most likely caught the bug that has refused to let go- Igbophilia.
So you can imagine my delirious excitement when I first stumbled on this blog which was created maka ihu n’anya ihe Igbo nile – for the love of all things Igbo! I just come here to satisfy my craving, and this blogger is so good! Her intelligence, linguistic competence and humour make me giddy with delight.
She also has links to resources that can help you learn everyday Igbo words, including YouTube videos.
Sigh. I’m in love…