What Olauda Equiano Wrote About Igbos Being Jews In 1798

Igbodefenders interested in the question of the Jewsish origin of the Igbos should go and read this book. It was published by an Igbo man named Olauda Equiano in 1798, over 100 years ago. In it he lists reasons why he believes the Igbos have some Jewish ancestry.

The popular Israeli newspaper Haaretz notes that:

“Igbo have been grappling with Jewish identity and the color question for quite some time.

In his popular autobiography Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa the African, first published in London in 1789, one finds Equiano, an Igbo, remarking on “the strong analogy” that “appears to prevail in the manners and customs of my countryman, and those of the Jews.”

Equiano points to circumcision, sacrifices, and purifications as examples of this resemblance, and concludes that the Igbo and Jews are of the same stock. “As to the difference of color between the Eboan [Igbo] Africans and the modern Jews, I shall not presume to account for it,” Equiano writes.”

Former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has called Igbos the wandering Jews of Africa.

Igbodefender.com believes that the first Igbos are of Judeo-Nubian (Egyptian) stock.

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