ISBN 9789789182282
Pages 122
Dimensions 210 x 148mm
Published 2015
Publisher Kraft Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Before They Came

by Udenta O. Udenta

Before They Came recreates the world lived by Africans before the onset of the white colonialists into the Africa. It tells a localized story of an orphaned boy, Ugagwu, who overcame daunting obstacles placed in his path to become “a prosperous farmer, a great hunter, a dancer, a great wrestler, a masquerader, a hero in battle, a renowned palm wine tapper and above all, a holder of three titles.” The book contains an explanation of the Igbo words and phrases and is directed at school-going children and youth willing to learn still useful lessons that can be gleaned from the African past.

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About the Author

Udenta O. Udenta

Udenta O. Udenta is Director with the Centre for Alternative Policy Perspectives and Strategy (CAPPS), Abuja, Nigeria, he was, at various times, a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Igbo Studies/School of Humanities at Abia State University, a pro-democracy/human rights activist, a National Secretary of one of Nigeria's leading political parties between 1998-2000 and a Director with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), The Presidency, Abuja (2001-2009). 

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