Catherine Acholonu-Olumba (1951-2014 ) was from Orlu in Nigeria and well known as a writer, researcher and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies. She was a frequent contributor to the migration-diffusion website(b). In a recent paper(a) she proposed “that ancient West Africans nutured a high civilization that was an off-shoot of the fall of Atlantis and the migrations of its peoples in search of new lands.” She also maintained that the West African Igbo language was, in earlier times, a global lingus franca.
“By 208000BC human evolution was interrupted and Adam, a hybrid, was created through the process of genetic engineering. However, our findings reveal that the creation of Adam was a downward climb on the evolutionary ladder, because he lost his divine essence, he became divided, no longer whole, or wholesome. All over Africa and in ancient Egyptian reports, oral and written traditions maintain that homo erectus people were heavenly beings, and possessed mystical powers such as telepathy, levitation, bi-location, that their words could move rocks and mountains and change the course of rivers. Adam lost all that when his right brain was shut down by those who made him.”
Acholonu was one of the authors of They Lived Before Adam: Pre-Historic Origins of the Igbo which includes some rather wild Igbo-centric claims.
*(c) http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2009/07/18/harlem-book-fair-catherine-acholonu.html (Link broken Nov. 2018) See: https://web.archive.org/web/20160304070630/http://www.thedailybeast.com/videos/2009/07/18/videos/2009/07/18/harlem-book-fair-catherine-acholonu.html*