oa Lagos Notes and Records - Celebration in an African city: civic ceremonies and religious festivities in colonial Ibadan



This article argues that cultural festivities (both civic and religious) constitute veritable pores through which civic culture in Ibadan is aerated. This perspective, however, disguises an interesting paradox. While celebrations act as vents for� the release of socio-political and economic stress and reaffirm group identity, they also possess significant political content, whose concentration varies according to prevailing circumstances.


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