n Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions - Igbo communalism : an appraisal of Asouzu's Ibuanyidanda philosophy

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2276-8386
  • E-ISSN: 2408-5987



The individual is not self sufficient but has many needs which he cannot supply to himself. Hence, human beings agreed to submit voluntarily to a system and were bound to live in unison and solidarity. Through deep experiences as creatures, human beings realized their insufficiency and dependency. They discovered that they need each other to live a contented life. These experiences of life gave recourse to the idea of complementarity as a measure to survive the challenges posed by other vicissitudes of life. Inter dependency, inter-relationship, collectivism and mutual coexistence form the basis for Igbo life pattern as expressed in ; an aspect of Igbo-communalism.

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