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International Journal of African Historical Studies Vol. 46, No. 2 (2013)
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The Idoma Hope Rising Union and the Politics of Patriarchy and Ethnic Honor

The intersections of ethnic associational life, patriarchy, honour, and politics have rarely been examined in the same analytical frame. This paper analyses how a fairly diverse group of Western educated Idoma young men under the banner of the Idoma Hope Rising Union (IHRU), an ethno-nationalist association founded in the late colonial flourishing of ethnic-based politics, fused these idioms to articulate and pursue a self-described political and social agenda for the reclamation of Idoma ethnic honour. 

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