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Mbongiseni Buthelezi Reviews There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe

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

Over three million people dead. A coup, then a countercoup, followed by pogroms throughout Nigeria, especially the north. The year was 1966. Chinua Achebe was about to publish A Man of the People, which ends with a coup. As the printing presses were about to start rolling, life imitated art. Did he know something the public did not – as an executive at the Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos?

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