Journal of
Languages and Culture

  • Abbreviation: J. Lang. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6540
  • DOI: 10.5897/JLC
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 129

Full Length Research Paper

Complex gendered identity in Africa: Postmodern perspectives from Igbo and Yoruba Languages and Cultures

Opeyemi T. Agoyi
  • Opeyemi T. Agoyi
  • Department of Linguistics and Languages, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar
Ucheoma C. Osuji
  • Ucheoma C. Osuji
  • Department of Philosophy, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko Ondo State, Nigeria.
  • Google Scholar

  •  Received: 09 February 2021
  •  Accepted: 06 December 2021
  •  Published: 31 January 2022


Abimbola W (1978). Ìjinkè Ohìm Enu Ifá Apá Kejì Aw?n Ifá M lánálá (2nd Edition), Nigeria. Oxford University Press.


Amaku EE (2004). Language as a Powerful Expression of Human Dignity and Cultural Identity. Journal of Igbo Youths and their Language.


Anyanwu KC, Ruch EA (1981). African Philosophy: An introduction to the main philosophical trends in contemporary Africa. Rome: Catholic Book Agency.


Díaz-Andreu M, Lucy S, Babic S, Edwards DN (2005). Archaeology of Identity. Taylor & Francis.


Eboh MP, Idika CMN (2019). "Igbo Culture, Creative thinking and Moral Development, in African Moral Character and creative thinking Principles, Unah Jim I. (ed.), Ife: University of Ife Press pp. 23-44.


Ekwuru EG (1999). The Pangs of an African Culture in Travail, Uwa Ndi Igbo Yaghara Ayagha, Owerri, Imo State: Totan Publishers Limited.


Ezeanya SN (1976). Women in African Traditional Religion. Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies. 10(2):105-121. Available at:



Idonibiye DE (1973). The Idea of African Philosophy: The Concept of Spirit in African Metaphysics in Second Order: An African Journal of Philosophy 11(1):83.


Ifemesia C (1979). Traditional Human Living among the Igbo; A Historical Perspective, Enugu: Fourth Dimension Publishers.


Iroegbu P (1995). The Kpim of Philosophy. Owerri: International University Press.


James W (1970). Selected Paper on Philosophy, in History of Philosophy, London: Hodder and Stoughton.


Lawson TE (1984). Religions in Africa, NewYork: Harper and Roll.


Hall S, Du Gay P (1996). Questions of Cultural Identity: SAGE Publications. Sage pp. 1-17.


Hornby AS (2000). Oxford Advances Learner's Dictionary. Sixth edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Hume D (1978). Of Personal Identity in A Treatise of Human Nature. Selby-Bigge edition, revised by Nidditch PH. Oxford: Oxford University Press pp. 251-263.


Mbiti JS (1990). African religions and philosophy. Heinemann.


Momoh CS (1998). The Substance of African Philosophy, Auchi: African Philosophy Projects' Publications.


Nwala TU (2010). Igbo Philosophy. third edition. Abuja: Niger Books and publishing Company Limited.


Nw?ga D (1984). Nka na Nzere: The Focus of Igbo Worldwide, Ahiajoku Lectures, Owerri; Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports.


Okoro C (2011). The notion of integrative metaphysics and its relevance to contemporary world order. Integrative Humanism Journal 2(2):3-28.


Ogungbile DO (2015). African indigenous religious traditions in local and global contexts: perspectives on Nigeria. Malthouse Press.


Ogungbemi S (2007). Philosophy and Development, Ibadan- Nigeria: Hope Publications.


Oluwole S (1989). Witchcraft, Re-incarnation and God-Head. Ikeja: Excel Publication.


Oni MO (2019). Being with Others: Metaphysical Pedagogy for Social Peace, in African Moral Character and creative thinking Principles, Unah Jim I. (ed.). Ife: University of Ife Press pp. 163-174.


Otakpo N (2016). Idegbe: Linage Continuity through a Daughter. Benin: University of Benin Press.


Parrinder GE (1974). African Traditional Religion, London: Sheldon Press.

Popkin RH, Stroll A (2008). Filosofia per tutti (Vol. 17). Il saggiatore.

Uchegbue CO (1995). The Concept of Man's Spiritual Companions in Igbo Traditional Thought" in Footmarks on African Philosophy. Uduigwomen AF (ed.). Ikeja-Lagos: Obaroh and Ogbinaka Publishers Limited.


Ukpokolo IE (2004). Philosophy Interrogates Culture, A Discourse in Philosophical Anthropology. Ibadan: Hope Publication.


Unah JI (2018). African Philosophy and Phenomenology of Peace. Lagos: Concept Publications.