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Review of ‘There Was A Country’ by Achebe

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by XIII, Oct 14, 2012.

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    In our house in Nsukka, the small university town in eastern Nigeria where I grew up, my parents’ bedroom harboured a cupboard, reached only by standing on a stepladder. In that cupboard lay a battered brown leather satchel, filled with memorabilia from Biafra. I remember Biafran stamps, currency notes and coins, photographs, receipts, letters and a small green hard backed pamphlet: The Ahiara Declaration.

    From time to time, under conditions of great secrecy, the satchel would ....Read MORE »