Archive for: ‘There Was a Country’

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....

 

Opinion: A thought on Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

Opinion: A thought on Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by INC Aniebo …And nobody can deny this is the situation now. I am glad Achebe wrote his memoir. To me it is more relevant than Things Fall Apart. While that book is for educating foreigners; There...

 

James Eze: There was a writer – Re-mapping my cultural rebirth under Chinua Achebe

James Eze: There was a writer – Re-mapping my cultural rebirth under Chinua Achebe

by James Eze   If Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God handed me a cultural frame of reference to aid my understanding of myself, No Longer at Ease and A Man of the People led me through...

 

Opinion: Why Wole Soyinka’s interview is disappointing

Opinion: Why Wole Soyinka’s interview is disappointing

by Ainehi Edoro While I laud Soyinka’s intention to clear up the controversies surrounding his relationship with Achebe, many of his comments have too much of an airing-the-dirty-laundry feel...

 

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 will...

 

Simon Kolawole: There was a legendary Iroko

Simon Kolawole: There was a legendary Iroko

by Simon Kolawole In his civil war memoir, There Was a Country, which turned out to be his last work, he maintained his age-old assertion that the rest of Nigeria was at war with the Igbo, and...

 

A tribute to Chinua Achebe, by Cheta Nwanze

A tribute to Chinua Achebe, by Cheta Nwanze

By Cheta Nwanze “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child washed his hands he could eat with kings.”  - Things Fall Apart, pg...

 

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Who will document the failure of #OccupyNigeria? (YNaija FrontPage)

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Who will document the failure of #OccupyNigeria? (YNaija FrontPage)

So here is my plea to Nigerian writers. Save us the displeasure of another horrid review of “There was a Country”. Give us an authoritative account of what happened in Ojota and Kano last...

 

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for an amicable divorce or maybe we can just achieve acceptance. In pursuit of this review have...

 

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Nigeria may never be home (YNaija FrontPage)

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Nigeria may never be home (YNaija FrontPage)

by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji   You’ve been put on this earth to be all you can be, like the reserves. -            (Jay- Z) Lost Ones. I couldn’t help noticing the kidnap of Ngozi...