Archive for: biafra

Opinion: Is it not time we talked about Biafra?

Opinion: Is it not time we talked about Biafra?

by Tobe Osigwe Two incidences that occurred in recent years have made me question seriously the unity of this country. First, was when Chinua Achebe memoir, There Was a Country, was released....

 

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigerian tribalism – A personal love story

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigerian tribalism – A personal love story

by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani There really isn’t much hope for my father’s generation in terms of relinquishing tribal sentiments. Our only hope is our youth. When I was 17, a tall,...

 

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

GRIPPING VIDEO: The story of the ‘Asaba Massacre’ during the Biafran War (WATCH)

by Akan Ido Chinua Achebe’s ‘There Was A Country’ recently reignited the Biafra War debate and the involvement of the other major ethnic groups; the Hausa/Fulani and Yorubas....

 

Opinion: MASSOB – When the blind leads the blind

Opinion: MASSOB – When the blind leads the blind

by Tochukwu Ezukanma He is neither a scholar nor an intellectual; a philosopher nor a deep thinker; a sophisticate nor a cosmopolite. He is a homespun boyish looking man, with an air of arrogance...

 

SK Johnson on Genevieve’s ‘bad acting,’ Half Of A Yellow Sun, and the hilarity of Nigerians

SK Johnson on Genevieve’s ‘bad acting,’ Half Of A Yellow Sun, and the hilarity of Nigerians

by Sk Johnson Nigerians will never cease to make me laugh. I mean they haven’t failed now and I certainly don’t expect them to stop now. Let me get straight into it. So in 2008 it...

 

Ochereome Nnanna: Why we need an entirely new Constitution

Ochereome Nnanna: Why we need an entirely new Constitution

by Ochereome Nnanna  We are in this constitutional mess because the military bequeathed a document that is simply unviable, inchoate and discreditable. It is like trying to patch a structurally...

 

5 things SK Johnson took away from ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ trailer (WATCH)

5 things SK Johnson took away from ‘Half Of A Yellow Sun’ trailer (WATCH)

by SK Johnson The trailer for the Biyi Bandele directed (and written) film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel, Half Of A Yellow Sun, debuted yesterday ahead of it’s presentation...

 

Elnathan John lets go on Chimamanda: “The consequences of loving Ngozi”

Elnathan John lets go on Chimamanda: “The consequences of loving Ngozi”

by Elnathan John When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, darling of the world, chooses to, well, refer to Caine Prize nominee Elnathan John as her “boy” in this interview with the Boston...

 

Hounge: Nigeria – The looming war scenario (Y! Superblogger)

Hounge: Nigeria – The looming war scenario (Y! Superblogger)

Let’s not be bad students of history, we are yet to fully recover from the effects of Biafra war. The ripple effects of a war are far reaching; the principal actors themselves won’t believe...

 

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

by Ibrahim Bello-Kano   Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only a few days ago, hastened the fatal undermining of that resilient...