Adewale Sogunro reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

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  1. I get it now "There was a country was truly how Achebe saw the country, where Igbo people did no wrong". Thanks

  2. orazulike pauls says:

    Yorubas if you wanna cry blood out of your eyes bcos of chinua Achebes ‘they was a country, I advice you to do so plz! Bcos you ppl don’t hav a stand! You don’t side 4 hausa’s nd don’t side 4 igbo’s! Fools!

    • I pledge no allegiance to Yoruba, Hausa, or Igbo. My point in writing this article was to show that no ethnic group has a monopoly on ethnic hatred. What happened to our Igbo brothers could have easily happened to anyother ethnic group. For this reason, we need leaders who will unify the people across ethnic and religious lines to combat the real enemy within: power and greed.

  3. Ogbarigboghari says:

    I have read “there was a country” and truly confirmed that there was a country called Nigeria and there was a country called Biafra.
    If Nigeria is still existing as a country, the magnitude of corruption being legalized would not be possible. MOSOB and its likes, NIGER DELTA MILITANTS, BOKO HARAM, OPC etc would not be operating without solutions to their menace. Second if Biafra is still existing the controversy over “there was a country: will not be on. Achebe’s latest book should be read by all Nigerias born and yet unborn to learn from the past if THERE IS GOING TO BE ANY COUNTRY. Tribal sentiments on information as contained in the book is suicidal to generations to generations.

    • I agree with you 100%. The same tactic of “divide and conquer” has been committed by political leaders to distract the general public as they loot Nigeria blind. Did you know that during the Biafra War, the oil wells were still pumping? The only benefactors of war and civil unrest are multinational corporations and Nigerian political elites.

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