Saint Esther Ibirewo (an engaging Woman of Valour, Giving, with reckless Abandon, and Rampart for Brotherhood Unlimited of Humankind)
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Timothy Asobele, S.J.
Upper Standard Publications
This device of calling a third party literary recreation of the "self" IIf of another person is borrowed from KabbalOwe people's IIf ways, belief-system and life drama of I.iving out one's life in .a mmunity. African life is a commun.al life and ea~~ per.son IS lied upon to participate actively' In the total liVing In the comrnunity. his autobiography tenet of the work St. Esther Ibirewo is born~ f not necromancy in which the death is called back from th.e eVil world to talk to the living. The heritage we borrowed from IS the. Kabba Owe aruta saga, very much a kin to the metempsychosis genre in which the soul of the dead is transfigur.ed or transfered into that of the living who has power and authority to act out the character of the dead in deed and in truth. This truth is spelt out in the "Ogun" sequence of Owe Opera
Timothy Asobele, S.J. (2013). Saint Esther Ibirewo (an engaging Woman of Valour, Giving, with reckless Abandon, and Rampart for Brotherhood Unlimited of Humankind) with a foreward by John Cardinal Onaiyekan, 385p.