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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
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
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
(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
(OCoLC)778827681

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