Tuesday, March 28, 2006
A Clan goes on a long journey, desperate for security and safety. One day, it sees a tree and all stop under its shade to rest. But the people never leave and instead decide to make their settlement there. The tree is the Aruwewe (Ah-roo-wer-wer) and this settlement/town becomes known as Aawe (ah-wer) a couple of kilometres from Oyo, Nigeria. My father was born in this town. The people of the town claim it is the same tree, hundreds of years old. Doesn't look it, does it?