There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra by Chinua Achebe Paperback Book


Rent There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra

Author: Chinua Achebe

Format: Quality Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Published: Sep 2013

Genre: History - Africa

Retail Price: $18.00

Ages: 18 - UP

Pages: 352


From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart-a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe has maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. Now, decades in the making, comes a towering account of one of modern Africa's most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage have left an enduring stamp on world literature. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe's place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.

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