There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

By Achebe, Chinua

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9781594204821
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Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Social Sciences

Shortly after gaining independence from Britain in 1960, Nigeria was subject to a military coup and countercoup that resulted in the massacre of thousands of Igbo citizens. Fleeing to the east, the Igbo proclaimed the eastern region of the country the independent Republic of Biafra. The ensuing civil war ended in 1970 with Biafra's defeat. Achebe (Things Fall Apart) lends his voice to this bloody perio...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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