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Writing the Nigeria-Biafra War

Author: Ogechukwu Ezekwem; Toyin Falola
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Boydell and Brewer, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines key contemporary accounts of the civil war and a range of subsequent texts to reveal the ideas behind the conflict and how these frame the understandings of what took place and what it means for contemporary Nigeria.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ogechukwu Ezekwem; Toyin Falola
ISBN: 9781782047735 1782047735
OCLC Number: 1041867381
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Notes on Contributors --
List of Abbreviations --
Timeline --
Map of Biafra 30 May 1967 --
1 May 1969 --
1 Scholarly Trends, Issues, and Themes: Introduction --
Part I: ON THE HISTORY OF THE NIGERIA-BIAFRA WAR --
2 Background to the Nigerian Civil War --
3 Connecting Theory with Reality: Understanding the Causes of the Nigeria-Biafra War --
4 The Ahiara Declaration and the Fate of Biafra in a Postcolonial/Bi-Polar World Order --
5 The Ahiara Declaration: Polemics and Politics --
Part II: CRITICAL DEBATES ON THE NIGERIAN CRISIS --
6 Beyond the Blame Game: Theorizing the Nigeria-Biafra War --
7 Confronting the Challenges of Nationhood in Pre-Biafran Texts: Newspaper Narratives on the Eve of War --
8 Literary Separatism: Ethnic Balkanization in Nigeria-Biafra War Narratives --
9 Local Writers and Commitments to Ethnic Sentiments --
Part III: THE WAR IN FICTION, MEMOIR, AND IMAGINATION --
10 Memoirs and the Question of Objectivity: Revisiting Alexander Madiebo's The Nigerian Revolution and the Biafran War and Robert Collis's Nigeria in Conflict --
11 'War is War': Recreating the Dreams and Nightmares of the Nigeria-Biafra War through the Eyes of Ken Saro-Wiwa's Sozaboy --
12 First, There Was a Country. Then There Wasn't: Reflections on Achebe's There was a Country --
13 Ethnic Minorities and the Biafran National Imaginary in Chukwuemeka Ike's Sunset at Dawn and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun --
14 Biafra in the Irish Imagination: War and Famine in Banville's An End to Flight and Forristal's Black Man's Country --
15 Magical Realism or Science Fiction: The Nigerian Civil War and Ali Mazrui's The Trial of Christopher Okigbo --
16 Biafra, an Impractical Mission? Revisiting S.O. Mezu's Behind the Rising Sun and I.N.C. Aniebo's The Anonymity of Sacrifice. 17 Neo-Colonialism, Biafra, and the Causes of War as Imagined in Buchi Emecheta's Destination Biafra --
18 No, This is Not Redemption: The Biafra War Legacy in Chris Abani's GraceLand --
Part IV: LOCATING GENDER IN NIGERIA-BIAFRA WAR LITERATURE --
19 Gender and the Construction of the Nigeria-Biafra War Scholarship --
20 What is the Country? Reimagining National Space in Women's Writing on the Biafran War --
21 Female Participation in War and the Implication of Nationalism: The Postcolonial Disconnection in Buchi Emecheta's Destination Biafra --
Select Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Toyin Falola and Ogechukwu Ezekwem.

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An engaging and often enlightening exploration of the Biafran war's cultural and intellectual history. AFRICA IN WORDS

 
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