Cow Without Tail By Godwin Boswell Akubue (SPONSORED)

"Cow without Tail," a new book by Godwin Boswell Akubue, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Until the lions produce their own historians, the story of the hunt will glorify only the hunter.

This saying lamented by Albert Achebe, a renowned Igbo writer, leads the direction of this carefully researched book about the connections of the Igbo people and culture to their assumed 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 out from books, publications, speeches, and works of other people believing that the Igbo of Nigeria are descendants of the Jews.

Cow without Tail, is a treatise, building the case of the lost tribe of Israel on their longed-for Jewry recognition.

It is an illuminating historical cum cultural non-fiction that tacitly confirms what the British Colonialists and Early Christian Missionaries to Nigeria had always known about Igbo people in the 1800s : intensely religious, assertive, enterprising , adventurous and republican as Jews of the Middle East .

This book relies on biblical, oral and archaeological findings to tell the Igbo Hebraic story in an unassailable prose. The biblical accounts of Eri (grandson of Jacob through Gad) collaborating with ancient oral traditions and history passed down to surviving Igbo elders and patriarchs plus the amazing archeological finds at  Igbo Ukwu and elsewhere in Igbo land combine to make this book a ready companion and an arresting new title or paperback it has become for students, researchers and teachers of Hebrew Studies.

How come Ibo or Igbo phonetically sounds like Hebrew? Where did the Igbo tribe get the word 'Asaba', 'Abba' and  Yako if these are not philological corruptions of Sabbath (Asabe in Yoruba), Father, Yacov respectively? If an Igbo altar used for sacrificial offerings in their sacred 'Obi' or family synagogue does not strike you as Abrahamic tradition of the Old Jewish Testament (Torah), then what do you say about the primacy of firstborn status of Igbo sons and daughters, or the priestly clan of Igbo land (Umunri), circumcision, niddah law of gender separation, bar mitza and other age-long mores, customs and taboos of the ancient Igbo people of Nigeria. These and many more related issues and questions are addressed by reading this new book!

Published by Dorrance Publishing Inc in Pennyslyvania, this book of 308 pages is sold by major booksellers and notable bookshops around the world and can also be ordered online at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com and www.dorrancebookstore.com or by calling tollfree number 1-800-788-7654 or 1-707-391-9638.

Godwin Boswell Akubue is an educated man in several areas of science, including chemistry, laboratory science, and medical science. Fifty-four now, he lives in Ukiah, California, with his wife, Monica, and his four children, namely, Augusta, Justice, Hope, and Promise. 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 has written several cultural essays in local and international journals, and this one is specially made to help define a true Igbo identity in Nigeria.


"Fresno's Godwin Akubue's book relies on the many clues and visible cultural traits left behind by Igbo ancestors to weave the Hebraic heritage of the Igbo people of Nigeria , the country where the author was born . Some of the clues and traits are their priestly clan ,circumcision, oral or unwritten Talmudic laws and Akwete native prayer shawls
- Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee Newspaper , Fresno.

"This book responds to the call made by Ikemba during Achebe's Colloquim at Rhodes Island in the U.S in 2009 : Igbo soul yearns for more Chinua Achebes, clear thinkers, lucid writer, men of courage, crusaders against injustice, true sons and daughters of their father. Cow without tail is basically an exploration into some verifiable interfaces which Hebrew culture share with Igbo (Heebo) culture. It Consists of alternating twenty-six long and short chapters. The book's title comes from one of the timeless sayings of his people that resonates with or rivals King Solomon's proverbs - " The gods drive away flies that bug a tailless cow ". Put lucidly, divine help always awaits the helpless. Part-history and part-literature, CWT tells the Igbo story as it is in pedestrian diction which makes it easily readable and understandable by the man or woman on the street
- Chike Nweke, Life and Times Magazine, Los Angeles.

"This book Cow Without Tail Book 1 by one of our own, Godwin Akubue, will be a refreshing addition to the following libraries and places - Israeli Embassies, Igbo Village in Virginia, Department of Jewish Studies at FUTO in Owerri, Igbo Studies Group in the U.S, Institutes of African Studies, State School Boards in the five States of Igboland, Ohaneze Cultural Resources & Archives and several colleges, universities and institutions wishing to encourage their students to study more about the resourceful, assertive and ancient Igbo people of South Eastern parts of Nigeria who like their Jewish counterparts in the U.S built Nigeria to what it is today .
CISA in partnership with IWA would explore other possibilities open for this insightful book including enlisting this upcoming Igbo cultural writer a speaking slot at the next Ahajioku Lecture Series in Nigeria . Rather than waste energy and time writing voluminous essays on the politics and lives of Western, European and Asian nations, Mr. Akubue's book like Chinua Achebe and Cyprian Ekwensi challenges us all to go back to our roots as there is no place like home. Charity, they say. begins at home. 
This Book 1 of Cow Without Tail uses evidences sourced from biblical, Igbo Ukwu archaeological finds and oral accounts by surviving Igbo elders to build and uncover an iron-cast and long-ignored similarities existing between Ndigbo and Jews such as the deity of one Supreme God called Chukwu in Igbo language, the Jewish identity of Igbo ancestral patriarchs namely Gad and Eri in whose honors Obugad and Emume Obibia Eri were instituted in Aguleri, the status of male firstborn in Igbo culture, priestly clan (Umunri), male circumcision, first fruits feast (Emume Iwaji), religious symbolisms of family and personal Igbo names, the abominable act of intentional murder (Igbu Ochu), rams (ebunu ) as sacrificial lambs, Nsocha (Kosher), Ikuchi Nwanyi, New moon feast (Egwuonwa), Palm trees, Idolatory, raiders attack on Igbo (Biafra) and so many other interesting traditions, cultural practices and strong bonds that link Jews to Ndigbo. Like it or not, Cow Without Tail makes a compelling case for Jewish origins.
I therefore on behalf of all the organizations I represent endorse this new book, Cow Without Tail, and encourage all our Igbo brothers and sisters in the U.S, Europe and Asia to rush and to get a copy of this book today. More grease to your pen, Mr. Akubue. Looking forward to reading the Book 2 of Cow Without Tail in the near future. Jisike."
- Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze , Chair, Igbo World Assembly (IWA). 

"If it is from Boswell, you know that it has got to be funny, double edged, witty, written in simple prose and definitely worth reading. In these pages, you will rediscover the Igbos as a people set aside, a chosen tribe, created ever to increase and diminish, an enigmatic people but nonetheless, the children of a strange God who orders all things in his inscrutable ways. Somewhere in the African hinterlands is a negroidal and hebraic tribe, complex in their rugged individualities, more complex in their social formations or lack of it, configured perhaps to never find their destiny or perhaps have found it and need search no more. You will have to read Cow Without a Tail to find the right answers or to begin to ask the right questions. 
A must read.
- Chris Aniedobe. 

"The 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. I had an assignment in my sociology class to pick a country or tribe and research about them; which we were to present afterwards. I chose the Igbo tribe in Nigeria because one of my friend is from Nigeria and spoke her native language which she called Igbo. We get so excited discussing things our cultures have in common as well as the differences and struggle while trying to speak each other's language. As a matter of fact, when this project came up, we both agreed to research each other's country/tribe and help each other during the presentation. I am German by the way. Long story short, I stumbled upon this book on Google search engine, bought it and read it and my presentation was meritorious! I think I now know way more about my friend's tribe than she does! haha ...Good book. Author deserves a FIVE star
- Klaudia Schmidt.

"Are the Igbos direct descendants of the Jews?
Godwin Akubue's Cow Without Tail more than answers the afore mentioned question in the affirmative with stunning biblical, oral and archaeological findings alongside other materials such as books and publications. I'm particularly impressed by the way he is able to show striking similarities of some Igbo and Jewish words that further lay credence to their common ancestry. Jews, gentile and historians alike should read Akubue's book to fully understand the Igbo people of Nigeria connection to the lost tribe of Israel
- Ik Umeadi.

"Cow without Tail by Mr. Godwin Boswell Akubue is an excellent, informative, illuminating book. Dispensing his vast knowledge and scholarly understanding of Igbo traditions and culture , the author is able to connect the missing dots between Jewish and Igbo connectivity. This exceptionally impressive, simplified, highly readable book filled with wealth of information is a must have book for readers, students, scholars, researchers, and sundry "
- Ed Dike.

"Your book is already a hot cake. When is it due?
- Ezeana Achusim.

"Ndewo, Sir. Thanks for the information on the Iroko tree... there are young Iroko trees around, all the time and I keep wondering where they come from and why they keep growing in that particular area." 
- Lady Chinwe Enemchukwu

"Mazi Akubue:"Akwukwo gi amaka but you must note that the word IGBO is both singular and plural.
- Magnus Ekwueme. 

"Kedu mgbe akwụkwọ gị na apụta na ahịa? Jisi ike eeeeeeeeeeeeee!
-Abrahamụọgụ Aṅụsịobi Madụ. 

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