‘Bude’ explores ancient nation’s cultural, religious transformation

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Daniel Iyeks’ new book shows contrasting transformation of society due to colonialism

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Author Daniel Iyeks raises awareness on the Igodo people of the West African region and Nigeria with his new book, “Bude” (published by Xlibris). It is an exploration of an ancient nation and the religious and cultural changes that occurred to it due to interaction, exploitation and many other factors.

"Bude" describes the interactions of two different cultures and religions. Polar, a character in "Bude," depicts the culture and the religion of the Igodo people prior to external cultural and religious influences while Bude, the main protagonist, depicts the transformation of the same Igodo people during the external interactions.

The story shows that the original culture and religion of a people are dependent on the peoples’ environment and experience and should not be judged by others but respected. The narrative shows that the Igodo people were aware that their culture and religion were under attack in the name of education and religion, but their desire for education without the necessary funding made them vulnerable to the external influences. The book concludes that a more financially stable culture and religion will dominate others after these interactions.

"Bude" is based on actual events, the cultural and religious transformation of an ancient nation during the 19th and 20th centuries by European powers such as Britain. It is based on actual people and places with the names changed. “Bude” is the result of a sincere search for cultural and religious identity. Iyeks asks whether the cultural and religious transformation of the Igodo people were gains or losses and shows how this parallels the circumstances of other people around the world. Most importantly, he also shows that there is no culture that is superior to others and that every culture has positives and negatives.

By Daniel Iyeks
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 74 pages | ISBN 9781503539723
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 74 pages | ISBN 9781503539730
E-Book | 74 pages | ISBN 9781503539747
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Daniel Iyeks was raised in a traditional religion and culture by his father, a teacher, who established numerous schools and churches in many West African villages under the British colonial powers. Iyeks, a professional engineer, migrated to the United States in the 1970s and obtained his BS and MS degrees from two American universities. Over the years, he has worked for various companies and organizations in Texas, New York, and Georgia.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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