Sexuality among the Efik People of Southeastern Nigeria as Informed by the Okpo Mask

Thursday, April 19, 2018
4:00 PM
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David Maxwell
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Dr. Onylie will present his current research on Okpo masks, found among the Efik people of Southeastern Nigeria, which is part of the UCO African art collections. The masks celebrate the sexual maturity of boys and girls from pubescence into adolescence. Allegorically, the masks shape the complexities of sexual maturity.

 

Presentation begins at 4 p.m. in the Max Chambers Library Room 226. Meeting with students begins at 5:30 p.m. in the same location. Light refreshments provided. 

green square with white text "Okpo Mask of the Efik people"
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