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ORIGIN OF THE IGBO RACE

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IGBOORIGIN Igbo History from the Oral TalesbyOnyeji NnajiOne difficult task facing the Igbo child at any given time is on issues concerning his history. Ask any Igbo who he is, he will tell you that he is an Igbo. If the question is stressed further, he may say simply that he is an Igbo; just that. Ask him who his ancestral father is; you will be surprise to hear him say, “I don’t know”. His reply and the confusion found on his countenance tell you immediately that he is lost. He is lost – it is not that he did not know himself to certain level of explanations about his personality or linage, but that – the more authentic aspect of his history that stresses his ancestral origin is completely a mirage to him. For him, there is actually a genesis for the Igbo, but where? When? Or who? Is, each, the question he is never prepared to be addressed with let alone thinking of any possible suggestion for any of the answers. The reason for this sort of disappointment is that the Igbo do not att…