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"Until the lions produce their own historians, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter ".
This saying lamented by Chinua Achebe, a renowned Igbo writer of internal acclaim , leads the direction of this carefully researched book about the connections of the Igbo people and culture to their verifiable ancestors, the Jews.
Godwin Akubue tackles the various areas that connect the Igbo people of Nigeria---customs, beliefs, genealogy, etymology, etc.---to their long lost brethren of the past following the Diaspora, which drove ten out of the twelve Israeli tribes out of the holy land.
In an unbiased manner, Akubue lays out every piece of evidence culled from archaeological , oral, biblical and other published sources believing that the Igbo of Nigeria are descendants of the Jews.
Cow without Tail, by Godwin Boswell Akubue, is a treatise building the case of the lost tribe of Israel on their longed-for Jewry recognition.
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Godwin Boswell Akubue , an Igbo-born Judeo-Christian, an adjudged Immigrant of Exceptional Ability by USCIS in 2005 in the U.S , is an educated man in several areas of science, including chemistry, laboratory science, and medical sciences. Fifty-seven now, he lives in Fresno in Central California with his wife, Monica, and his four children, namely, Augusta, Justice, Hope, and Promise and one grandson , Prince . Being part of community organizations and clubs does not deprive him time for his hobbies like listening to folk music, doing adventures, playing chess, and of course, writing. He owns an online Cowithoutail Book Club and has written several cultural essays in local and international journals, and this one is specially made to help define a true Igbo cultural identity in Nigeria.Review:
" This book directly responds to the call made by Ikemba Nnewi , Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu during Chinua Achebe 's Colloquim at Rhodes Island in the U.S in which he said : " Igbo soul yearns for more Chinua Achebes , clear thinkers ,lucid writers , men of courage , crusaders against injustice , true sons and daughters of their father . CWT ( Cow Without Tail ) is therefore an exploration into some verifiable interfaces which Hebrew culture shares with Igbo ( Heebo) culture ... " --Life and Times Magazine , Los Angeles
" Fresno 's Godwin Akubue's book relies on the many clues and visible traits left behind by Igbo ancestors to weave the Hebraic heritage of the Igbo people of Nigeria , the country where the author was born . " --Fresno Bee Newspaper , Fresno
" This book is by far the most interesting and fascinating book out there portraying the Igbo culture in Nigeria . The author thoroughly communicated all there is to know about his tribe and culture ." --Klaudia Schmidt , Germany
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