The Information in this book affects the reader on at least three levels. The first level is that of appreciating a story of how Momoh the First ruled his people between 1919 and 1944, the internal and external dynamics of such rule and the pithy stuff on one of the largest families in Nigeria. The second level is that of a living picture of culture change, from the radically traditional, with all the paraphernalia for sustaining obeisance,to the equally radically religious which sees in less than a decade the total transformation of a people from totem control and idol worship to the worship of the Only One, the Creator of the Worlds, as shown in the Holy Quran. And the third level is the level of documentation of traditional beliefs in, and uses of the powers of teleportation, missile deflection, transmigration and soul manipulation, all of which belonged in an era that saw them as commonplace.
EACH MAN, HIS TIME which on the first level is THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MOMOH THE FIRST, may read like fiction but it is a reminder of the fact that once upon a time, people featured in an environment that had no cars, no motor-cycles and no bicycles as means of transport; that had no electricity to light their homes and town and cities; that had no roads linking one town to the other; that, in the case of Nigeria, had as many countries as there were culture groups; and that was in a confusing state of deciding to cross from the known old to the unknown new, the latter being the coming of the British!
This reprint edition is repackaged and includes an introduction; and an epilogue by Prof. Oseni of the University of Ilorin.
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