Anụ Gbaa Ajọ Egbe… (fable) is a contribution towards promotion and preservation of folktales as tradition in Igbo land. Let the title which at the first, looks controversial not deter you, for where there’s Tortoise, they are limitless possibilities. Remember, it was he, who chose to be addressed as “Unu dum” when he joined a flock of birds to a feast in heaven. You better see why he is the Nkpọnkpọ kpọkịrịkpọ, one of a kind no other animal is capable of begetting
but she Tortoise herself!
Do not be troubled how this conflict will be resolved, unless you are unaware that words are spoken with wit and skills. Ever imagined the peaceful coexistence between the tongue and teeth in the mouth at the same time? None is purposefully hurting the other; teeth that has been searching for the meat to eat. Ndị Igbo would say, “that the masquerade that dances at the village square does not dance for itself.” Mbe, the Tortoise who is the protagonist is in the plot
and conspiracy with the rest of the members of the animal kingdom. Names are deliberately written in capital that each may stand out and therefore, be outstanding!
Full scale humour is guaranteed, logical thinking expected in quantum dose, and above all, the appreciation of animals as beings worthy of respect is provoked.