There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe – review

No writer is better placed than Chinua Achebe to tell the story of theNigerian Biafran war from a cultural and political perspective. Yet, apart from an interview with Transition magazine in 1968 and a book of Biafran poems, Nigeria’s most eminent novelist has kept a literary silence about the civil war in which he played a prominent role – until now. In his engrossing new memoir, There Was A Country, Achebe, now 81, finally speaks about his life during the conflict that nearly tore Nigeria apart in the late 60s.

MASSOB Ohaneze Corrupt

Shameless and Spineless On Kano Bombings–ReportsCulled from REPUBLICREPORTERSNew York[RR]AWKA–Apex Igbo Organization known as Ohaneze and Movement For Actualization Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) are shameless and spineless analysts and commentators say, related to the killing of Ndigbo in Northern Nigeria since 1945 till date. In recent killings over 108 passengers were reportedly slaughtered in Sabon Gari, Kano this week with scores injured.