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The word `genocide' is used several times in this book.
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.
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 2 days 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 2 months ago by Mike Onwuemelie
Very good reading. Seems written for the educated, somewhat esoteric. Enjoyed reading.Published 3 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 4 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 4 months ago by Mtutuzeli Nyoka
Great Book from a Great write! Once you pick it up, it's very difficult to put down.Published 4 months ago by AmazonEze
Time to tell our History, our stories our way... I salute you Chinua Achebe. You have influenced my Quest for our history..Published 5 months ago by Caroline Siebenwirth