Humanitarian response to the Biafran
famine emerged slowly, mainly due to a lack of awareness of the situation.
Nigerian military also advanced and overran the Biafran
military and civilian with impunity.
But Adichie is generous in stating, in Achebe's defence, "to expect a dispassionate account from him [of the Biafran
war] is a remarkable failure of empathy.
Debut directed by Biyi Bandele with cinematography by John De Borman (The Full Monty), this handsomelystaged, 111-minute film takes its name from the Biafran
flag and is a sensitive if somewhat clunky exploration of fidelity until it suddenly explodes into something else.
Regarding A OTS, I analyse Achebe's (1987:158) idea of "the new radicalism", the depiction of ethnic/regional difference and the allegorical rehistoricisation of the Biafran
One of the most powerfill pieces inthe coUection is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's (Nigeria) "African 'Authenticity' and the Biafran
Fortunately, this moralising -- conceivably inspired by Boyd's childhood memories of living on the ' dark continent' while the West meddled in the Biafran
war -- is only limited to certain portions of the narrative.
He castigates Biafran
leaders who indulged in profligacy and merry-making while sending the ordinary soldiers to the war front to fight and die.
Samuel Fosso was born in Cameroon, then lived in Nigeria as a child but was forced to leave at the end of the Biafran
war in 1972.
His adventures began after he got a degree in criminology and, when he was aged just 20, he spent a year teaching in Nigeria during the Biafran
Cold War geopolitics played a considerable role in rallying states (and subsequent arms provisions) either around the Nigerian federal government (thus resisting secessionism and African post-colonial state fragmentation), or around the Biafran
self-declared state and the leader of the rebellion Chukweumeka Odumegwu Ojukwu (thus legitimizing claims of Biafrans
, even though for controversial and varied reasons).
Achebe is the most widely read African author in the world, and was already a known and respected writer in 1967, when he joined the Biafran
war effort," Adichie pointed out.