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The Resource There was a country : a personal history of Biafra, Chinua Achebe

There was a country : a personal history of Biafra, Chinua Achebe

Label
There was a country : a personal history of Biafra
Title
There was a country
Title remainder
a personal history of Biafra
Statement of responsibility
Chinua Achebe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Achebe's 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Achebe, Chinua
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9387.9.A3
LC item number
Z46 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Civil War (Nigeria : 1967-1970)
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Achebe, Chinua
  • Authors, Nigerian
  • Nigeria
  • Authors, Nigerian
  • Nigeria
  • Bürgerkrieg
  • Biafra
  • Nigeria
  • Authors, Nigerian
  • Nigeria
  • Nigerian authors
  • Nigeria
Label
There was a country : a personal history of Biafra, Chinua Achebe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pioneers of a new frontier -- The magical years -- A primary exposure -- Leaving home -- The formative years at Umuahia and Ibadan. The Umuahia experience ; The Ibadan experience -- Meeting Christie and her family -- Discovering Things fall apart -- A lucky generation -- The march to independence -- The cradle of Nigerian nationalism -- Post-independence Nigeria -- The decline -- The role of the writer in Africa -- 1966 (poem) -- January 15, 1966, coup -- The dark days -- Benin road (poem) -- A history of ethnic tension and resentment -- The army -- Countercoup and assassination -- The pogroms -- Penalty of Godhead (poem) -- The Aburi Accord -- Generation gap (poem) -- The nightmare begins -- The Nigeria-Biafra war. The Biafran position ; The Nigerian argument ; The role of the Organization of African Unity -- The triangle game : the UK, France, and the United States -- The writers and intellectuals -- The war and the Nigerian intellectual -- The life and work of Christopher Okigbo -- The major Nigerian actors in the conflict : Ojukwu and Gowon. The aristocrat ; The gentleman general -- The first shot (poem) -- The Biafran invasion of the Mid-West -- Gowon regroups -- The Asaba massacre -- Biafran repercussions -- Blood, blood, everywhere -- The Calabar massacre -- Biafra, 1969 (poem) -- The Republic of Biafra. The intellectual foundation of a new nation -- The Biafran state. The Biafran flag ; The Biafran national anthem ; The military ; Ogbunigwe ; Biafran tanks ; Atiger joins the army ; Freedom fighters -- Traveling on behalf of Biafra -- Refugee mother and child (A mother in a refugee camp) (poem) -- Life in Biafra -- The Abagana amabush -- Air raid (poem) -- The Citadel Press -- The Ifeajuna manuscript -- Staying alive -- Death of the poet : "Daddy, don't let him die!" -- Mango seedling (poem) -- Refugees -- We laughed at him (poem) -- The media war -- Narrow escapes -- Vultures (poem) -- The fight to the finish -- The economic blockade and starvation -- The silence of the United Nations -- Azikiwe withdraws support for Biafra -- The recapture of Owerri -- Biafra takes an old rig : "The Kwale incident" -- 1970 and the fall -- The question of genocide -- The arguments -- The case against the Nigerian government -- Gowon responds -- Nigeria's painful transitions : a reappraisal -- Corruption and indiscipline -- State failure and the rise of terrorism -- State resuscitation and recovery -- After a war (poem) -- Postscript: The example of Nelson Mandela -- Appendix: Brigadier Banjo's broadcast to Mid-West
Control code
ocn778827681
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781594204821
Lccn
2012005603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594204821
  • (OCoLC)778827681
Label
There was a country : a personal history of Biafra, Chinua Achebe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pioneers of a new frontier -- The magical years -- A primary exposure -- Leaving home -- The formative years at Umuahia and Ibadan. The Umuahia experience ; The Ibadan experience -- Meeting Christie and her family -- Discovering Things fall apart -- A lucky generation -- The march to independence -- The cradle of Nigerian nationalism -- Post-independence Nigeria -- The decline -- The role of the writer in Africa -- 1966 (poem) -- January 15, 1966, coup -- The dark days -- Benin road (poem) -- A history of ethnic tension and resentment -- The army -- Countercoup and assassination -- The pogroms -- Penalty of Godhead (poem) -- The Aburi Accord -- Generation gap (poem) -- The nightmare begins -- The Nigeria-Biafra war. The Biafran position ; The Nigerian argument ; The role of the Organization of African Unity -- The triangle game : the UK, France, and the United States -- The writers and intellectuals -- The war and the Nigerian intellectual -- The life and work of Christopher Okigbo -- The major Nigerian actors in the conflict : Ojukwu and Gowon. The aristocrat ; The gentleman general -- The first shot (poem) -- The Biafran invasion of the Mid-West -- Gowon regroups -- The Asaba massacre -- Biafran repercussions -- Blood, blood, everywhere -- The Calabar massacre -- Biafra, 1969 (poem) -- The Republic of Biafra. The intellectual foundation of a new nation -- The Biafran state. The Biafran flag ; The Biafran national anthem ; The military ; Ogbunigwe ; Biafran tanks ; Atiger joins the army ; Freedom fighters -- Traveling on behalf of Biafra -- Refugee mother and child (A mother in a refugee camp) (poem) -- Life in Biafra -- The Abagana amabush -- Air raid (poem) -- The Citadel Press -- The Ifeajuna manuscript -- Staying alive -- Death of the poet : "Daddy, don't let him die!" -- Mango seedling (poem) -- Refugees -- We laughed at him (poem) -- The media war -- Narrow escapes -- Vultures (poem) -- The fight to the finish -- The economic blockade and starvation -- The silence of the United Nations -- Azikiwe withdraws support for Biafra -- The recapture of Owerri -- Biafra takes an old rig : "The Kwale incident" -- 1970 and the fall -- The question of genocide -- The arguments -- The case against the Nigerian government -- Gowon responds -- Nigeria's painful transitions : a reappraisal -- Corruption and indiscipline -- State failure and the rise of terrorism -- State resuscitation and recovery -- After a war (poem) -- Postscript: The example of Nelson Mandela -- Appendix: Brigadier Banjo's broadcast to Mid-West
Control code
ocn778827681
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9781594204821
Lccn
2012005603
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594204821
  • (OCoLC)778827681

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