The Ride From Kingston To Montego Bay
Publication date: January 2013
Digital Book format: PDF (Adobe DRM)
There is an African proverb that goes, "There is a king in every man." The Ride From Kingston To Montego Bay is about a young man named Aghagbolu who is the great-great-great-grandson of Obi Okonya I, the first king of the village of Mbubu. He was an African prince when he lived in Iboland, "the land of the living," a society that is filled with the magic of ancestral spirits, ceremonies, chiefs, clansmen, compounds, earth gods and goddesses, families, farming, feasts, festivals, kings, kinship, marketplaces, oral traditions, priests, priestesses, queens, towns, tribes, and villages. As the son of a king, growing up in a Royal Palace was a time when rumors of war with surrounding villages was a way of life. His father, Obi Mberekpe, inherited the African Company and a debt that was never paid to the Royal Jamaican Company when his father, Obi Ezeukwu, was the king of the village of Mbubu. To setttle the debt, the Royal Jamaican Company fought with the African Company in Iboland. Aghagbolu has lived in Jamaica ever since trade ships left the village of Mbubu with him on board at the end of the war. Today, he is a chaffeur in Jamaica and well-known throughout the Carribean for the oral tradition of his African village, telling folktales. Aghagbolu and his passenger, Lyndon Johnson, a very wealthy realtor, create an unforgettable friendship together on their way to the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay from the airport in Kingston.