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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

BIAFRA: NSIBIDI... BIAFRA’S WRITTEN COMMUNICATION BEFORE THE INVASION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

BIAFRA: 
NSIBIDI... BIAFRA’S WRITTEN COMMUNICATION BEFORE THE INVASION OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE


22nd March 2017

Just like China, Russia, and other countries, the Indigenous People of Biafra, had a means of written communication known as Nsibidi before the invasion of the British. It is unfortunate that the British invaded Biafra land, destroy the true identity of the Biafran people, their way of life, including their way of writing, nsibidi.

Nsibidi is a system of symbols indigenous to the Biafran people, it is ideographic and includes logographic elements. Nsibidi is known to be at least several centuries old, as far back as the 5th century AD. Some believe it dates back as far as 5000 BCE.

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The origin of nsibidi is most commonly attributed to the Ejagham people of the northern Cross River region, mostly because colonial administrators found the largest and most diverse nsibidi among them. Nsibidi spread throughout the Biafran region over time and mixed with other cultures and art forms such as the Igbo uri or uli graphic design.

Nsibidi has a wide vocabulary of signs usually imprinted on calabashes, brassware, textiles, wood sculptures, masquerade costumes, buildings and on human skin. Nsibidi is a "fluid system" of communication consisting of hundreds of abstract and pictographic signs. Nsibidi was used in judgment cases known as 'Ikpe' in some Cross River communities.

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Nsibidi is used to design the 'ukara ekpe' woven material which is usually dyed blue (but also green and red) and is covered in nsibidi symbols and motifs. Ukara ekpe cloths are woven in Abakaliki, and then they are designed by male nsibidi artists in the Igbo-speaking towns of Abiriba, Arochukwu, and Ohafia to be worn by members of the Ekpe society. 

Symbols including lovers, metal rods, trees, feathers, hands in friendship war and work, masks, moons, and stars are dyed onto ukara cloths. The cloth is dyed by post-menopausal women in secret and young males in public.

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Many Biafrans today, do not know about Nsibidi let alone how to use it as a means of communication because the Nigeria-British government hid the Biafran history from Biafran people and forced the fake history of amalgamation of Nigeria on the Indigenous People of Biafra. 

However, Biafrans all over the world have risen, under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (POC) to restore the nation of Biafra and everything that the Indigenous People of Biafra were known for including nsibidi.
#FreeNnamdiKanu
#FreeBiafa

SOURCE: Wikipedia

Published By IkeChukwu NwaOrisa
For Biafra Writers

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