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There Was A Country: A personal history of Biafra by Chinua Achebe Published by: Allen Lane – The Penguin Group Year of Publication: 2012 Genre: Non-Fiction; Memoir Pages: 319 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary The defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War. For more than forty years Achebe was silent on those terrible years, until he produced this towering reckoning with one of modern Africa’s most fateful events. A marriage of history, remembrance, poetry and vivid first-hand observation, There Was a Country is a work of wisdom and compassion from one of the great voices of […]
The JJC Handbook: Adapting to the United Kingdom With Ease by Valerie Kerri Published by: Author Year of Publication: 2016 Genre: Non-Fiction; Guidebook Pages: 66 Source: Bought Publisher’s Summary The ‘JJC handbook’ is a collection of helpful advice gathered over time by Valerie Kerri, after she moved to the United Kingdom. With simple and easily adaptable steps, this book is invaluable to migrants from any country. My Thoughts If you are like most young Nigerians, you most likely have aspirations of getting educated outside the country. Or just a desire to emigrate in search of greener pastures. Some of you have even, whether passively or […]
Read my not altogether pleasant review of Emily Ruete’s, also known as Princess Salme of Zanzibar and Oman
I woke up and realized I was running late. I had to get to the airport to catch a flight. I drove seventy-five to eighty miles per hour to Hartsfield International. I ran up to the ticket counter and told the clerk I was running late: “Quick, I’ve got to catch the plane to San Francisco. Tell me the gate number.” “You’re going out of Concourse D. You’ve only got fifteen minutes,” he said. “I don’t think you’re going to make it.” I’m not going to make it talking to you, so would you please give me my […]