Biafra


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Biafra

1. a region of E Nigeria, formerly a local government region: seceded as an independent republic (1967--70) during the Civil War, but defeated by Nigerian government forces
2. Bight of. former name (until 1975) of (the Bight of) Bonny

Biafra

secessionist state of western Africa in which, during war with Nigeria, more than 1,000,000 people died of starvation (1968). [African Hist.: NCE, 290]
See: Hunger
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Basking in the spotlight of television cameras from CNN and ABC, and addressing reporters from The New York Times and The Washington Post, Nader's fellow Presidential nominees Stephen Gaskin, founder of The Farm commune in Tennessee, and Jello Biafra, former lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, took the opportunity to deliver speeches on the issue that seemed to top the agenda of many Green Party conventioneers--the legalization of hemp.
Britain, as the former colonial power, had sided with the Federal government, while France backed Biafra.
This book is the latest in the ever-expanding corpus of books on the Nigerian Civil War otherwise known as the Biafra War.
A glorious encore of Holiday In Cambodia and Moon Over Marin sees topless Biafra crowd surfing as he spits out lyrics with obvious glee.
From which African country did the region of Biafra attempt to secede, leading to a civil war between 1967 and 1970?
Especially interesting is the collection of primary documents that end the book, which includes interviews with Dead Kennedys front man Jello Biafra and Riot Grrrl founder Kathleen Hanna.
While Paul McCartney and George Harrison proudly sported their MBEs on the sleeve of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Lennon refused to be pictured with the award he would later return to Buckingham Palace in protest at British involvement in Biafra.
But the real heartbeat of the group was Eric Boucher, better known as Jello Biafra, the lead singer.
I have long been interested in Biafra, what happened, why it happened, how it changed the people who lived through it and the people who came after them, and how it continues to affect Nigeria's political landscape.
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With: Jack Grisham, Keith Morris, Duane Peters, Gitane Demone, Don Bolles, Jello Biafra, Harold Bronson.