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Nigerian writers on the Nigerian Civil War

Obafemi, Olu

Nigerian writers on the Nigerian Civil War

anguish, commitment, catharsis

by Obafemi, Olu

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Published by J. Olu Olatiregun Co. in [Nigeria] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Nigeria
    • Subjects:
    • Nigerian literature (English) -- History and criticism.,
    • Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970 -- Literature and the war.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77).

      Statementby Olu Obafemi.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9387 .O23 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination77 p. ;
      Number of Pages77
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1036455M
      ISBN 109783189204
      LC Control Number93231828
      OCLC/WorldCa30595120

      On Ma when Prof. Chinua Achebe passed on, J.P Clark and Wole Soyinka wrote: "Of the "pioneer quartet" of contemporary Nigerian literature, two voices have been silenced - one, of the.   The civil war was fought over the secession of Biafra (the predominantly-Igbo, former Eastern Region of Nigeria). Asaba is predominantly occupied .

        LAGOS, Nigeria — Fifty years ago, on Jan. 15, Nigeria’s civil war ended. Fought between the country’s southeast region, which seceded and called itself Biafra, and the . Almost half a century has passed since the Nigerian Civil War ended. But memories die hard, because a million or more people perished in that internecine struggle, the majority women and children, who were starved to death. Biafra’s war was modern Africa’s first extended conflict. It lasted almost three years and was based largely on ethnic, by inference, tribal grounds.

      LITERATURE AND THB NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR regional areas by minority groups haunted by the fear of domination, real and imagined. By independence in it was clear to a great many people, except the British Government, that the shaky Federal structure in Nigeria could not sustain the political stability of the country for too long. Author: John De St. Jorre Title: The Nigerian Civil War ISBN: X ISBN Other Formats: rtf lit lrf txt Pages: pages Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (January 1, ) Language: English Category: History Size PDF version: kb Size EPUB version: kb Subcategory: Africa.


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