Achievement seems to be a first-class value in our world today. With the ongoing global debate on what constitutes identity, can we include achievement as one of the constituents? In the Igbo/African identity, the achievement instinct is basically innate. The ethics of this phenomenon needs an evaluation, aimed at improving the status quo. What is the plight of the Igbo/African "achieving" in the face of modern capitalistic tendencies? What has become of the many other values in her identity, which has been her pride as a race? How is her religiosity (which is inseparable from daily living) affected by "modernity" and its new trends of the achievement ethos? These are some of the issues, which the autor addresses in this book with the conviction that theology, achievement and identity, are continuity.
Dr. Vernantius Emeka Ndukaihe, born in 1964 in Amorka - Nigeria, has Bachelors degrees in Philosophy (Urbaniana Roma 1988), in Theology (Urbaniana Roma 1992), and Doctorate degree in Theology (Universität Passau - Germany 2006). He was trained in Bigard Memorial Seminaries Ikot-Ekpene and Enugu and ordained priest for Orlu Diocese (Nigeria) in 1992. Ndukaihe is presently writing another doctoral thesis in Educational Psychology.