The naming of a child is a significant event in many African cultures. In such cultures, names are t just words. They have meaning. They are either recording the historical circumstances of a child's birth, embodying the heart felt prayers the parents bear towards the child or receptacles of poignant cultural philosophies. A name, often, becomes a source of strength and inspiration later in life as the child unravels its meaning. In AHAMEFULA, Dike-Ogu Chukwumerije writes poems celebrating the naming culture of his native tribe- the Ibos of South-eastern Nigeria. The philosophies behind 50 typical Ibo names are expounded in 50 poems, written in clear and simple verse. From names venerating motherhood to those celebrating valor, warning against irresponsibility, extolling the virtues of friendship and even recording key historical events like colonialism; this collection provides a refreshing introduction into the world view of an African people.