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There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra
There Was a Country A Personal History of Biafra Author:Chinua Achebe From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart—a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war — For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970, addressing them only obliquely... more » through his poetry. Now, decades in the making, comes a towering account of one of modern Africa?s most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage have left an enduring stamp on world literature. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe?s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.« less
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