Catherine Acholonu was born in Orlu, Imo State on 26 October She attended secondary school in Orlu. In , she became the first African Woman to. By the time she died on March 18, at the age of 62, Nigerian writer, scholar, and political activist, Catherine Obianuju Olumba-. Acholonu had established a. Catherine Acholonu-Olumba’s second installment in the Adam series, ‘They Lived Before Adam’ is an important examination into the origins of the Igbo people.
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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The book, which won the International Book Awards in the United States under the multi-cultural Non-Fiction category, is over pages of research on not only Igbos, but many other groups residing in We Catherine Acholonu-Olumba’s second installment in the Adam series, ‘They Lived Before Adam’ is an important examination into the origins of the Igbo people of Nigeria.
The book, which won the International Book Awards in the United States under the multi-cultural Non-Fiction category, is over pages of research on not only Igbos, but many other groups residing in West Africa.
One of the aims of the work was to connect West Africa’s influence to the rest of the world through language, artifact, spiritual systems, religion, and so forth. The work achieved this in my opinion, and also encourages other researchers interested in such areas as anthropology and genetics to also begin to delve deeper and quite possibly challenge the existing literature in the field as it especially pertains to West Africa.
There has been an erroneous assumption that West Africa has largely been isolated from the eastern and northern parts of the African continent, particularly Egypt.
What this work does is challenge the notion that groups residing in West Africa were static people who were resigned to this region historically. The notion that members of these groups appeared in locations outside of western Africa only as a result of involuntary movement is a fallacy and in fact there was voluntary movement and influence. Acholunu-Olumba synthesizes nearly two decades of research on this very matter into ‘They Lived Before Adam’.
I give this book five stars because of the breadth of the research and believe in future that many of the claims in ahcolonu book will be substantiated even further through other sources. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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