REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

Title: There Was a Country Author: Chinua Achebe Genre: Memoir, Historical Narrative Publisher: Penguin Year of Publication: 2012 Number of Pages: 352 ISBN: 978- 1- 846-14792-0 Reviewer: Eugene Yakubu One notable event which has sparked the inspiration for novel writing in the last twenty years is the Nigerian civil War of 1967- 1970— the context of… Continue reading REVIEW: ACHEBE’S ‘THERE WAS A COUNTRY’ IS A MUST-READ NARRATIVE OF THE BIAFRAN STORY

1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

(About Nigeria civil war and it consequences) Yesterday was lost along our memorial path, It was the day we lost without defeat; We killed our sons as roasted chickens, They were bitterly sweet along the oesophagus. Today, we croaked our throats to vomit poisons, Poisonus poisons in yesterday’s meal. For we have forgotten not to… Continue reading 1967 by Ololade Akinlabi

AND NIGERIA BEGAT BIAFRA by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu

With this stetho I hear her cry, with these eyes I see her kicks, her mother cries in labour, her birth is imminent who can hold it back? And the unborn daughter’s children await to make her lick their toes in worship should she allow the state and toll the path her mother had gone… Continue reading AND NIGERIA BEGAT BIAFRA by Eziudo Michael Nwachukwu