Thursday, April 22, 2010


CATHERINE ACHOLONU RESEARCH CENTER is pleased to extend its invitaion to scholars conducting research in areas of African Cutural Studies - Oral Traditions, Religion, Symbolism, Dance, Ritual, Rock Art and Stone Inscriptions, Megalithic Writings, Pre-History and related areas, to take advantage of our wealth of information garnered, gathered and collated over the past twenty years at our Abuja based Center and library. Three of our groundbreaking works are published under the now world-famous titles The Gram Code of Africa Adam - Reconstructing 450,000 Years of Africa's Lost civilizations; They Lived Before Adam and The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam. No one else any where is doing what we are doing in the area of research in African culture and Pre-historic contributions to world civilizations. We thank our colleagues at the United Nations Forum of Arts and Culture (UNFAC) for creating this blog to promote the work of our chief executive. For more information, please contact the center at ;
Dr. Ajay Prabhakar (Deputy Head of Organization)
Nneka Chi Egbuna (Chief Research Officer) - For Management.


In November 2009 Professor Catherine Acholonu, the Director of the Catherine Acholonu Research Center, Abuja, was on a lecture Tour in New York, USA. She gave a Departmental Lecture to staff and students at the John Jay College of Crminal Justice, City University of New York, where her new books are on the reading list for students in the English Department.

She also gave a number of solicited class lectures in the college as well as at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, and at the African Studies Department at the New York University (NYU), sharing with faculty and students from her experiences as a library and field researcher working on the African continent, creating new research paradigms in the African Academy.

Her lecture topic was titled: "Emerging Cultural and Historical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Question of Methodology and Medium of Expression". It can be downloaded from the website of the Catherine Acholonu Research Center
For solicited lectures and readings, Acholonu can be reached on

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Catherine Acholonu Crowned 'Ada Igbo Ji Eje Mba' at Igbo Ukwu

Country Ambassador to the UNCCD Forum of Arts and Culture (UNFAC) and Former Special Advisor the Nigerian President, Professor Catherine Acholonu was in December 2009 crowned Ada Igbo Ji Eje Mba at Igbo Ukwu, the Homebase of Igbo Civilization, by His Royal Majesty Eze Martin Eze. The event was witnessed by the Igbo Ukwu body of Chiefs, Ndi Nze na ozo, the entire community and UNFAC.
Acholonu was being recognized for her ground-breaking research and publications on the African origin of culture and civilization. Her (three volumes) ground-breaking releases The Gram Code of African Adam (Reconstructing 450,000 Years of Africa's Lost Civilizations); They Lived Before Adam (Pre-Historic Origins of the Igbo - The Never Been Ruled) and The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam (soon to be released) are taking the world by storm and rewriting history as we know it.
She won the Philis Wheately and Flora Nwapa Awards at the Harlem Book Fair (Schomburg Center), New York in 2009.

Professor Catherine Acholonu is now on the running for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

The management and staff of the United Nations Forum of Arts an Culture (UNFAC) congratulate our Country Ambassador for honours well deserved and wish her greater blessings in the years to come.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Catherine Acholonu for the Nobel Prize for Literature

Read this award winning author an be part of the selection process.
Award-winning author of The Igbo Roots of Olaudah Equiano; The Gram Code of African Adam and They Lived Before Adam is soon releasing another earth-shattering best-seller! It's titled The Lost Testament of the Ancestors of Adam. Every year Professor Catherine Acholonu grabs international headlines with publications that are changing history as we knew it. She was on C-Span Book TV in New York in 2009 after her amazing presentation at Harlem Book Fair, Schomburg Center, New York of the result of twenty years of research on the origins of civilization.
Acholonu is amassing quite a following with her greatly researched new information that will make any one's head reel with wisdom and new knowledge, previously only available to the masters of the human race.

Professor Catherine Acholonu is on the run for the Nobel Price for Literature. Read make your contributions to the selection process.
Her books are available through Amazon and Paypal sales networks. Check out her website

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Acholonu At Harlem Book Fair, New York, 2009

Catherine Acholonu was really on the go in 2009. Her just published book They Lived Before Adam was invited to the Harlem Book Fair, Schomburg Center for Black Culture, New York and cleared two awards with plaques: the Philis Wheatley Award for Work That Transcends Culture and Perception and the Flora Nwapa Award for Literary Excellence. They Lived Before Adam was actually celebrated at the Fiar as a groundbreaking publication and piece of research. Accordingly a dance drama titled "She Who Digs Up Truth" was staged at the Schomburg Center Auditorium by the hosts of the Fair in honour of Acholonu and her epoch-making publication.
Acholonu's presentation at the event was aired on C-Span Book TV, New Nork and was viewed by a global auddience, with two repeat broadcasts. The video can be viewed on C-Span Library.
Catherine subsequently gave class lectures at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, Department of English, and at John Jay College for Criminal Justice, CUNY; as well as a Departmental lecture at John Jay on the topic - "Emerging Cultural an Historical Research in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Question of Methodology and Medium of Communication".
The lecture sought to establish that African scholars must create new paradigms for the Research in African Studies bearing in mind that indegenous methods of storing information are different from what obtains in the West.
The paper concludes:
"Our research Foundation (the Catherine Acholonu Research Center) is breaking new grounds in innovative scholarship to bring Black Africa out of the shadows and re-launch indigenous African forms of knowledge and expression as formal and legitimate in their own right. In particular, our study and discovery of lost forms of writing (e.g stone inscriptions) used by Prehistoric Black Africans more than 4,000 years ago are deserving of serious attention in the African and Western Academy..."


The Tenth National Black Writers Conference has just come and gone from 25th to 28th March 2010, held at Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York, USA with Tony Morrison (Nobel Prize winner) as Honorary Chairperson. It was titled "And Then We Heard the Thunder: Black Writers Reconstructing Memories and Lighting the Way". Panel topics included -
"The Politics of Language with Bakar Wilson as moerator;
"The Black Writer as Literary Activist" with Patrick Oliver, Kalamu Ya Salaam, Dorothea Smartt and Frank Wilderson III as discussants;
"Black Writers Resurrecting the Master Narrative" with Catherine Acholonu, John Baker, Breena Clarke and Betty DeRamus as discussants.

The conference organizing committee was ably headed by Brenda Greene of the Department of English, Medgar Evers College and the Head of Department of English, Dr. Austine Okereke.

It was a celebration of veteran writers Tony Morrison, Amiri Baraka and Kamau Bratwaite who recieved awards at the conference. Catherine Acholonu, the only African Writer invited to the conference, was sadly unable to attent due to technical problems. She was represented by Dr Marie Umeh of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY.