Celebrating the life of Professor Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo 22nd Nov 1937- 9th March 2009

afigboProfessor Adiele Eberechukwu Afigbo was born on the 22nd of November 1937 in Ihube, Imo State Nigeria.He was one of the foremost Nigerian historians and the first person to obtain a PhD by a Nigerian  university. He made his name in the area of African history and historiography, and was regarded as one of the preeminent historians of Igbo history and particularly the history of Southeastern Nigeria. His work spanned the areas of pre-colonial and colonial history, inter-group relations, the Aro and the slave trade, the art and science of history in Africa, non-written-sources and the reconstruction of African history, history and nation-building. At various times, he held academic positions at the University of Ibadan, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Abia State University and Ebonyi State University and served in various public service roles including as Commissioner for Education in Imo State

He passed away in Enugu, Nigeria on March 9th 2009 surrounded by his three sons, remembered with love and pride by his family, friends and colleagues. 

Details of his life and work can be found on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adiele_Afigbo

Funeral arrangements will soon be announced by the family. Well-wishers are invited to leave a tribute on this site


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