By S. Okechukwu Mezu,T. Uzodinma Nwala
A cautious glance and learn of the area cartography exhibits that on the pristine degree of evolving construction [eri mgbe – time immemorial] the area used to be one unmarried contiguous undivided mass of earthland with Africa on the middle sooner than the so-called continents of North and South the US, the opposite islands (Australia, Arctic area and Antarctica) floated away because of seismic upheavals. those floatings over excited a few 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 surprise on the twist of fate of the identify of where of start of Jesus, specifically Nazareth (“small Naze”) and town Naze, 5 miles from Owerri in imperative Igboland?
In the works of 2 significant Igbo students we see lots facts of where of Igbo tradition and civilization in the matrix of human tradition and civilization ordinarily. The past due Catherine Acholonu, an exceptional authority in pre-history, has, throughout the learn of old languages and cultures proven how numerous components 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 disintegrate, another historical civilization unearths its personal photo. it truly is no ask yourself then that Ndi Igbo rank even greater than the Jews in being the genuine worldwide voters, present in each corner and crany of the earth, but adapting as though that very a part of the earth is their typical home.
The JigSaw Earth idea which we deign right here to postulate believes that the earth used to be firstly one land and a contiguous mass till seismic eruptions created the oceans, seas, lakes and rivers, separated the yankee continent, north and south, from mainland Africa and created the Mediterranean sea keeping apart the ecu land mass from Africa, developing within the technique additionally Australia, the japanese Horn of Africa and the Asiatic continent. the entire jigsaw elements 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 motivated the language and tradition that constructed in these parts. The Igbo language and other people faraway from being at the verge of extinction are dealing with at the present time an irrepressible renaissance. Ndi Igbo should still glance past Nigeria and Africa and spot the realm as their new theatre of operation.
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Igbo nation: history, challenges of rebirth and development: Volume 2 by S. Okechukwu Mezu,T. Uzodinma Nwala