Esoteric drum is a fictional narrative written by Azieze Augustine Chibuike. In this novel he described Nigeria or one part of African culture. A story of an idealistic young man chibueze who was persistent with his choice of marrying a girl from mgbidi( odinaka) even when he doesn't know much about his people's relationship with the mgbidi peop...See MoreEsoteric drum is a fictional narrative written by Azieze Augustine Chibuike. In this novel he described Nigeria or one part of African culture. A story of an idealistic young man chibueze who was persistent with his choice of marrying a girl from mgbidi( odinaka) even when he doesn't know much about his people's relationship with the mgbidi people. However he knew just a little about the mgbidi people, but he doesn't know that mgbidi was of five different villages which ordinarily they were only forbade from marrying to one of the villages.
Esoteric drum a brilliant and a fascinating work of fiction in which the writer uses one man's relationship with a girl that was presumed not worthy because of her ancestry to depict the temerity of some village elders who were most oblivious of some wrong decision that they took.
The writer showed the relationship between chibueze who was a village boy and later a city young man. And odinaka, an mgbidi/city girl. They used to love each other and want to involved in marriage. When chibueze said about their affairs to his father nwaosu, he didn't approve it because he equally doesn't know much about their relationship with the mgbidi people. All he knows was that they don't marry from there.
The novel's sense of conflict is signalled by it title from which it comes from. However, it shouldn't be understood literally. It's a metaphor for the fact that the mysteries behind cultures are best understood by those who are ordained into it.
Maybe the hardest part is if you teach, you have to live your teaching. You have to do your best to live what you teach. I have this photo in our living room, right on the one corner of the walls. This photo reminds me of my father's principle of integrity and how he shows it out and inside his daily life. It's a family photo taken when my Dad felt it's wise to have a picture with his family, in the photo there was my Dad starring angrily at me , perhaps I was not in the right posture and that was disgusting. So, whenever I'm obliged to do something I take that photo and look at it, and whenever I look at it there is that sense of recalcitrance in me at that time that my father was trying so hard to put right. You know what's right ,just do right. You don't really have to ask anybody,but the truth is right may not be expedient ,it may not be profitable,but it will satisfy your soul. It brings you the kind of protection that bodyguard will give you; try to be that in your working place , in your office , try to be that in your village, with your kinsmen. Don it because it's right to do it.