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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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Africans, including Igbos, have existed before the advent of organized religions.

Read about Igbo spiritual science here: Kwa languages belong to acholonj Niger-Congo family and are spoken by over 20 million people in such places as Nigeria, Ghana, and Benin. In West Africa these hunter gatherers were called Igbo by the earliest migrants who met them in situ on arrival in the Niger-Benue confluence area. Whether one agrees with many of her assertions, it is quite apparent she is datherine.

The book can no doubt spark interesting conversations among those interested in the African origins of humankind.

I find this research promising, and the idea of the Igbo being an ancient people, who have influenced a number of other cultures and religions, to be my position. Catherine Acholonu was a writer, researcher, and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies. She is the author of over 16 books, most of which are used in secondary schools and universities in Nigeria, and in African Studies Departments in USA and Europe.

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Part of her work has taken her into the wider sphere of sustainable development. Prof Acholonu holds several awards from home and abroad.

Before this, fromshe was the Special Adviser on Arts and Culture to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a post she resigned from to seek political office, along with a number of other writers who felt their inclusion in Nigerian politics would be for the good.

However, she lost the contest the Orlu caatherine district seat of Imo State, and drew attention to irregularities and rigging.

Acholonu is the author of over 16 books of various genres. Her work is making a very persuasive case for the re-evaluation and possible rewriting of world history to ensure the contributions of the ancestors of indigenous Africans in it.

They Lived Before Adam

Catherine Acholonu, considered by many cathherine greatest Igbo scholar of modern times, passed away on March 18, after being hospitalized for renal failure. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Learn how your comment data is processed. In Catherine Acholonu was honored with the Fulbright Scholar in Residency award by the US government, during which she lectured at 4 colleges of the Cathedine Consortium for International studies, NY, USA Part of her work has taken her into the wider sphere of sustainable development.

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