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Tolu Ogunlesi Reviews There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe

There Was A Country: A Personal History of BiafraVerdict: carrot

Chinua Achebe’s latest book, There was a Country, has appeared fifty-four years after the author’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, today arguably the best-known novel ever written by an African. In the time between the two books, a remarkable literary and political career has played out, producing a plethora of poetry, fiction, and essays. It has also been characterised by outstanding acts of defiance: from taking on Joseph Conrad to twice turning down Nigeria’s national honours.

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