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The Resource There Was a Country

There Was a Country

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There Was a Country
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There Was a Country
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Summary
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes this long-awaited memoir recalling Chinua Achebe's personal experiences of and reflections on the Biafran War, one of Nigeria's most tragic civil wars Chinua Achebe, the author of Things Fall Apart, was a writer whose moral courage and storytelling gifts have left an enduring stamp on world literature. There Was a Country was his long-awaited account of coming of age during the defining experience of his life: the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafran War of 1967-1970. It became infamous around the world for its impact on the Biafrans, who were starved to death by the Nigerian government in one of the twentieth century's greatest humanitarian disasters. Caught up in the atrocities were Chinua Achebe and his young family. Achebe, already a world-renowned novelist, served his Biafran homeland as a roving cultural ambassador, witnessing the war's full horror first-hand. Immediately after the war, he took an academic post in the United States, and for over forty years he maintained a considered silence on those terrible years, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. After years in the making There Was A Country presents his towering reckoning with one of modern Africa's most fateful experiences, both as he lived it and came to understand it. Marrying history and memoir, with the author's poetry woven throughout, There Was a Co
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Chinua Achebe
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
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There Was a Country
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Publication
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ODILO:034300008620
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9780141973678
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
There Was a Country
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300008620
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780141973678
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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