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Bower's Tower News

Photo essay: Bower's Tower, a colonial memorial of ambivalence Special

Ibadan - Bower's Tower is located on the summit of Oke-Are, the highest hill in Ibadan, from which one enjoys a commanding view of the city. Oke-Are ("The Army Chief's Hill") is the site central to Igbo-Agala (Agala Forest) in Sapati Area.
 

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The descent
The descent
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Entrance
Entrance
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Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times  now a spiritual resort for African Christian c...
Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times, now a spiritual resort for African Christian churches. African spiritual churches are "Christian" only in the superficial aspects of worship grafted on an entirely African system of beliefs and practices.
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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At the summit
At the summit
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Ascension
Ascension
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Two children at Bower s Tower Court
Two children at Bower's Tower Court
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Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves  the remains of Igbo Agala  a ritual fores...
Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves, the remains of Igbo Agala, a ritual forest in pre-colonial times. These are now "sacred groves" where prophets and seers of the spiritual churches hold spiritual consultations.
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The descent
The descent
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View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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Ascending the spiral
Ascending the spiral
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Every high place is  Mount Zion.  The lane to Bower s Tower is lined with with African  spiritual  c...
Every high place is "Mount Zion." The lane to Bower's Tower is lined with with African "spiritual" churches.
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Events Arena
Events Arena
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Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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