By S. Okechukwu Mezu,T. Uzodinma Nwala
A cautious glance and learn of the realm cartography exhibits that on the pristine level of evolving construction [eri mgbe – time immemorial] the realm was once one unmarried contiguous undivided mass of earthland with Africa on the heart earlier than the so-called continents of North and South the US, the opposite islands (Australia, Arctic quarter and Antarctica) floated away as a result of seismic upheavals. those floatings over excited many of the unique Igbo population who then struggled and succeeded in surviving in occasionally very adversarial 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 start of Jesus, particularly Nazareth (“small Naze”) and the city Naze, 5 miles from Owerri in principal Igboland?
In the works of 2 significant Igbo students we see rather a lot facts of where of Igbo tradition and civilization in the matrix of human tradition and civilization more often than not. The past due Catherine Acholonu, a very good authority in pre-history, has, during the examine of historical languages and cultures proven how a number of components of Igbo language and normal tradition locate their equivalents within the language and tradition of far-flung civilizations as these of the Europeans, chinese language, English, Hebrew, historical Canaanite, Greece, and so forth. equally, within the old Igbo civilization depicted in Chinua Achebe’s novels, relatively, issues collapse, another historical civilization unearths its personal snapshot. it's no ask yourself then that Ndi Igbo rank even greater than the Jews in being the genuine worldwide electorate, present in each corner and crany of the earth, but adapting as though that very a part of the earth is their normal home.
The JigSaw Earth concept which we deign the following to postulate believes that the earth used to be 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 isolating the eu land mass from Africa, growing within the approach additionally Australia, the jap 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 components of the current universe the place they inspired 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 this present day an irrepressible renaissance. Ndi Igbo may 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