As the white men continued to advance into the interior part of Ibo-land, slave trade continued to collapse. But the ghost of Okeosisi's role in the slave trade traced him to his new home through his enemies. He was arrested and was taken to exile. Okeosisi in an effort to explain his sad predicament, said, "Great journey appears on my legs; and itches my feet, when I thought I have arrived. I don't know when and how I will be back" His exile kept the land of Okpolo and Ndi-Ubie to a stand still. And the people feared greatly for the protection, having once suffered and were victims of slave trade. In part three his return as it were brought light to his people. He said "I have found a new world. Here I bring a new world to our land"
Generally, the story is about the activities of slave dealers in Ibo land. The focus was on this slave trader by name-Okeosisi and the role he played in the trade. He was destined to live long, be a path finder as well as a leader. He lived long enough to relay these stories on local slave trading, his roles, adventures and achievements before the abolishment of slave trade. Later the arrival of Rev Anthony Wealth of Anglican Church as the first missionary to visit Okpolo and Ndi- Ubie, brought peace of mind to these protection driven people. And of course protection guaranteed freedom. School brought education. And Church brought Christianity. Finally, old things gave way to new developments in these clans.
The story in the Acts of the Slave Traders is made very rich with proverbs and idioms quoted directly from the mouth that first said it. The usage of proverbs in Ibo language is highly regarded among the Ibo people. It is the oil the Ibos use in eating words. in THINGS FALL APART written by DISTINGUISHED WRITER, Chinua Achebe. he said " The arts of conversation is hichly regarded among Ibos. proverb is the oil Ibos use in eating words"
It means that conversation among precolonial Ibo society involved skills achieved through significant usage of proverbs. This idea has sagged in present Ibo society. This idea was highly practiced in conversation involving orators in ACTS OF THE SLAVE -TRADERS.
Bellowing before speech is also given a high degree of importance among the Ibo people. One can also make a clear index of the traditional religion of the people that was not tampered by outside influence as well as communal traditions, wrestling, funeral, New yam festival, traditional education and other things. The book also answers the question of migration found in Ibo lands and also the interest and reaction of the Ibo man to Land ownership and boundaries. When one put all these together, the story in the Acts of the Slave Traders becomes an exhilarating experience!
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About the Author
I am a story teller influenced by my early days with my Grand mother from paternal side. She told me many stories to discourage me from moving to distant compounds to play with other kids, because we dwelt in isolated compound .
The trick worked for her all the days i lived with her. she was a fantastic story teller. she died at the age of 108yrs old. she introduced me to the this comfort and arts of story telling.
As I progressed in my education precisely in class three, THINGS FALL APART was introduced to us. I noted that some of the stories she told me was similar to tales in THINGS FALL APART. I told my inner-self that i must write a novel that centers on African development as a result changes. I passionately have more value for old people than the young ones.
The Acts of the slave traders is the first child of my literary work of arts. others will follow.
I am a business- man involved in timber supply.
I am married to mrs Ebele charity AKACHUKWU(nee Nwankwo) from UMUOKPU-AWKA , ANAMBRA-STATE
We are blessed with three children namely, Chiamaka precious AKACHUKWU(Daughter), Chukwuso victor Akachukwu jnr(son), and Chidindu virtue Akachukwu(daughter).