There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra By Chinua Achebe
Brand New There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra By Chinua Achebe
There Was A Country can be read as a continuation of Achebe's mission. The book approaches the story under the auspices of three genres: memoir, poetry, and academia. Achebe begins with a coming-of-age routine, recounting his early life of scholastics, his passion for literature, his burning desire to elevate African stories to a narrative tradition then burdened with cliche, misrepresentation, and outsider exposition. Tucked in between these and other pages are poems, previously published in some form, conjuring the horrors ordinary Biafrans experienced during their three years at war with Nigeria.