Village in the Metropolis Edition Three
The Power of Igbo Women
These days when I wake up, I hear my wife and mother in law speaking Igbo in the plan of the day and laughing at the latest antics of my two young sons. They are always up earlier than I am, not because I am late but because they always have these children on their minds. Their lives are about the family which begins early. If they were in our Onicha Ebonyi State house, they would be up before dawn stoking the day’s first fires and cooking breakfast. I am not Igbo, and though I do not know what is being planned, I do know that they are sharing their lives and their ancient culture. I do know that it is wholly positive because they are strong. They and their sisters have had to be strong for time out of mind and uncounted generations.