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Welcome to The Catherine Acholonu Centre for African Cultural Studies

Dedicated to the Research and Study of African Culture


The Catherine Acholonu Centre for African Studies was set up as a research outfit aimed at separating fact from fiction and to search out and document Black Africa's Cultural and Scientific contributions to human civilization. A major entry point of its work is the research work on the Ikom Monoliths of Cross River State, Nigeria. More than 300 inscribed ancient stones located in the villages and forests of Ikom Local government in South Eastern Nigeria, which have attracted researchers for over a century. The centre began work on the monoliths in 2001.

Best Seller They Lived Before Adam

They Lived Before Adam -The Newest Book by Professor Catherine Acholonu and her team
They Lived Before Adam, second  in a series of books that recaptures the undeniable contributions of the Black race to the making of the earliest world civilizations.

Professor Catherine Acholonu

The Founder of the Catherine Acholonu Research Foundation
Catherine Obianuju Acholonu, the writer, researcher and former lecturer on African Cultural and Gender Studies. A Celebrated cultural scientist who has bagged several awards internationally. The most recent of the prestigious titles is from Isseke and the second Professorship award. Read more about her.

(Prince) Dr. Ajay Prabhakar the Co-Founder of CARC
This prominent Pan African Award winner and holder of prestigious titles like the "Ambassador of African Renaissance" and "Emissary of Asian-African Technical and Cultural Revolution" conferred on him by the Federal Government of Nigeria.  Read more about him here.

The Olaudah Equiano Global Legacy Project  
One of the most interesting and intriguing projects conducted by the CARC which traces the Nigerian origins of 18th Century author and ex-slave Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African as he preferred calling himself.