Tribal Echoes: Restoring Hope (Hardcover)

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“If children are our future, it’s important that they remember the past, because if they don’t, no one will. Who, if not parents, can impart family histories and heritage upon children? Nkem DenChukwu’s inspirational collection, the issues of bloodline and heritage are tackled head-on, along with the importance of one’s culture.

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“If children are our future, it’s important that they remember the past because if they don’t, no one will. Who, if not parents, can impart family histories and heritage upon children? Nkem DenChukwu’s inspirational collection, the issues of bloodline and heritage are tackled head-on, along with the importance of one’s culture.

In Part I, DenChukwu delves into the tribal heritage of the Igbos of Eastern Nigeria. She explains it vividly, how being born in any one country does not determine who you really are. Instead, your bloodline represents your true heritage. In understanding the difference, DenChukwu believes you can better understand yourself.

In Part II, she transitions into lucid life tales to show the beauty in a language, how one’s culture and the lack thereof, can affect one’s thought processes and behavior. It is possible to lose an accent or assimilate into a new culture. It is also possible to forget your heritage, and in this forgetfulness, people lose much.”

Hardcover: 194 pages

Publisher: iUniverse (March 2, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1469709406

ISBN-13: 978-1469709406

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds

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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 0.6 × 9 in


3 thoughts on “Tribal Echoes: Restoring Hope (Hardcover)”

  • This is a well written book! I will encourage every child born of Nigerian parents, especially of the Igbo stock to read this book. It answers some questions asked by our children about culture etc.
    Jack

  • Tribal Echoes is really three books in one, because it touches on three vital aspects of Igbo life, people and culture. This book is a nudge and wake up call to parents, Igbo & Non Igbo, African or Non-African, to help introduce themselves and their children to their roots.
    Language and Culture are intertwined, and this book seeks to reawaken the thirst for ones lineage, culture and language. Even those that are well versed in Igbo culture will learn a thing or two from this book.
    It is now a global world, with Igbo people in every country of the earth. The people, who do not have the advantage of living in Igbo land, now have a book to introduce them to the Igbo Language and culture. Children are also naturally inquisitive, and this book explains so much about the Igbo culture and language, as well as general knowledge about Nigeria.

    For both the Igbo and non -Igbo spouse, The Igbo names section is a handy reference for baby names and their meanings. This comes in handy especially with the current wave of unique names being given to children nowadays.
    For those who have more than one culture- This book will help them appreciate the gift they have, the gift of having more than one heritage. It will also help people, who have lost touch with their roots, reconnect with fellow Igbo people in the diaspora.
    The fiction section is compelling, and everyone can relate to at least one of the stories. Whether young or old, everyone loves a good story. Stories tend to teach and reach people more than anything else, and the stories highlight the experiences people are having with culture and life.
    For me personally, this book is much more than a book – This is a handy reference to something which I think Nkem should do – Develop the contents of this book into a seminar, as well as audio visual products to reach those who prefer listening and watching to reading. The message really needs to reach everyone, both literal and non-literal types. It is that good.

    You do not have to be of Igbo descent to grasp the powerful message in this book.
    Well done on making this book a reality, Nkem. I look forward to reading the sequel.

    YVE

  • I read Tribal Echoes on a long-haul flight from US to Nigeria. Without a doubt, a must-read for anyone wishing to get a detailed glimpse into the Nigerian Igbo cultural framework. Written with such skill and finesse that it’s hard to believe that this is Ms. Denchukwu’s maiden novel and makes it clear that she is one to watch in the literary world.

    I read it twice in a row to ensure I did not miss any tidbit of life or cultural lesson. It teaches one how pertinent it is to stay attuned to ones culture and heritage. Denchukwu also handled the struggle one often faces while attempting to retain one’s heritage/culture in another land. A necessary read for teaching the younger generation and a great refresher for the more seasoned.

    Not to give anything away but I found the part where Dumebi met her mother particularly touching. I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure you would do too.

    Excitedly waiting for the next installment from Denchukwu.
    Part 2?

    Gods Wealth

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