By S Okechukwu Mezu,T Uzodinma Nwala
A cautious glance and research of the realm cartography exhibits that on the pristine degree of evolving production [eri mgbe – time immemorial] the area was once one unmarried contiguous undivided mass of earthland with Africa on the heart sooner than the so-called continents of North and South the US, the opposite islands (Australia, Arctic sector and Antarctica) floated away because of seismic upheavals. those floatings over excited a number of the unique Igbo population who then struggled and succeeded in surviving in occasionally very opposed stipulations and have become the darkish coloured population of the Americas, Asia and Australia and New Zealand. Many wonder on the accident of the identify of where of delivery of Jesus, particularly Nazareth (“small Naze”) and the city Naze, 5 miles from Owerri in critical Igboland?
In the works of 2 significant Igbo students we see lots proof of where of Igbo tradition and civilization in the matrix of human tradition and civilization more often than not. The overdue Catherine Acholonu, an exceptional authority in pre-history, has, during the examine of old languages and cultures proven how numerous parts of Igbo language and common tradition locate their equivalents within the language and tradition of far-flung civilizations as these of the Europeans, chinese language, English, Hebrew, old Canaanite, Greece, and so forth. equally, within the old Igbo civilization depicted in Chinua Achebe’s novels, rather, issues crumble, some other old civilization reveals its personal photo. it truly is no ask yourself then that Ndi Igbo rank even greater than the Jews in being the genuine international electorate, present in each corner and crany of the earth, but adapting as though that very a part of the earth is their traditional home.
The JigSaw Earth idea which we deign right here to postulate believes that the earth was once in the beginning one land and a contiguous mass till seismic eruptions created the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, separated the yank continent, north and south, from mainland Africa and created the Mediterranean sea setting apart the eu land mass from Africa, growing within the strategy additionally Australia, the jap Horn of Africa and the Asiatic continent. the entire jigsaw components prepare can recreate the contiguous land mass that existed Mgbe Eri. the method transplanted a few Ndi Igbo, the unique population of mangrove Africa, to numerous elements of the current universe the place they prompted the language and tradition that constructed in these parts. The Igbo language and folks faraway from being at the verge of extinction are dealing with this present day an irrepressible renaissance. Ndi Igbo should still glance past Nigeria and Africa and notice the realm as their new theatre of operation.
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Igbo nation: history, challenges of rebirth and development: Volume One by S Okechukwu Mezu,T Uzodinma Nwala