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There was a city

Aba
The title of this post was inspired by the late Chinua Achebe’s personal history of Biafra, ‘There Was A Country’.  In the book, Chinua Achebe talks about the events that led to the unsuccessful secession of Biafra from the Nigerian nation, as well as the resultant civil war.  The book is a good read for anyone willing to as [...]

Sunset in Biafra

Sunset in Biafra
Biafran Flag On the morning of November 26, 2011, Nigerians woke to the news of the demise of Ikemba Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, erstwhile leader of now-defunct Republic of Biafra.  His death was actually not news to many, as a lot of people had come to terms with the fact that the man would come back from his supposed recuperation in a Brit [...]

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