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

FALLEN STAR (for Chinua Achebe)

Things fall apart, the centre can no longer hold The living embers in the hearth have grown cold The Lion on the rock has gone beneath An Eagle has fallen by the Grim Teeth Petals of our Pride in frost lay Threnodies travel with the One on the Lost’s Way In cornucopias our wails abound… Continue reading FALLEN STAR (for Chinua Achebe)