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I loved the book and I am getting the hard copy for my book shelf.
In offering solutions, Achebe suggests a series of questions about "ethnic bigotry," corruption and pure impunity that will keep Nigeria busy for a long time.
Chinua Achebe's book There was A Country has given me insight into events which were occurring during the Biafran war.
I found myself drifting a bit on this one. I really enjoyed some of this memoir but for some reason I just didn't hold my attention the way I thought it would.Published 18 days ago by TED KAZ
I needed a history lesson on the Biafran war. Mr. Achebe gave me one with a clear and strong conviction. I am grateful to him for writing this and the pleasure of owning it. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ujay
A good one from one of the greatest African writers. The tale of the event that changed Nigeria for ever. Igbo ga adiPublished 1 month ago by Ebuka
Much respect for Achebe, but a great portion of this book is more like a hatchet job on the two other major tribes in Nigeria while massaging and glorifying his own.Published 1 month ago by Ade Micky
The book reveals a lot we did not know about the civil war. It was a personal witness story not second hand. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mike Onwuemelie
Very good reading. Seems written for the educated, somewhat esoteric. Enjoyed reading.Published 4 months ago by Godfrey C. Ndubuisi
A good overview of the events leading up to the Biafran War and the context in which it occurred. 'A Personal History' is a good subtitle for the book as it mainly revolves around... Read morePublished 5 months ago by biafra
Chinua Achebe is one of the most celebrated African writers. The reverence for his books has been in part due to excellence of his writings, but mostly for being an excellent... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mtutuzeli Nyoka