Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo’s Children of the Eagle, published in 2002, is a narrative whose multiple avian metaphors produce and are paradigmatic of symbolically significant cultural referents in Igbo traditional life. In patriarchal Igbo society in South-eastern Nigeria where the phallocentric order assumes absolute hegemony over the matriarchal principle and is inscribed within the matrices of socio-cultural institutions, econo-political patterns of societal engineering and juridical matters, it is epistemologically and ideologically important that this novel negotiates the matriarchal condition through the deployment of avian metaphors.



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