3000 Ad: The Genetic Cataclysm
Survive the Fittest
The spellbinding rich and illuminating story of the transition of a generation into another, and its struggle to survive the past and present is depicted by the Okoronkwo family. It provides an original and authentic journey into a world that for many people outside Africa is quite unknown, misunderstood and underappreciated, while at the same time taps into genuine aspects of human existence that are in force everywhere. The intense and unparalleled suffering of Chile Okoronkwo and her three daughters through the horrible civil war is a legendary indictment of the spiritual decadence of an age conveyed in a most remarkable, deep and well crafted language which captures the West African panorama and reveals the complex motivations and thought processes of the diverse characters. The ungovernable Mariam Okoronkwo whose suffering was transformed into insanity, the morally bankrupt and degenerate Eze-Osah, Jaja the man without a past, Johnson Osondu the weak and loquacious adventurer, the humorous Ezekiel and even young Ugwunna of the new generation all reflect the multifarious dimensions of the transition -the rot, tragedy and consequence of the massive and continuing exploitation of Africans by the Western world, and also through Africans themselves, underpinning a seemingly unending eclipse upon mankind; moral paralysis in the juvenescence of the age accompanied by a rancid tele-evangelicism and telemorality, yet with its consequent sprouting seeds of hope to survive it.