Tag: ‘There Was a Country’

Emmanuel ChidiogoApril 7, 2015

Opinion: How I lost respect for Kunle Afolayan

by Kelechi Udensi The time for us to be serious is now. We can never succeed in this war against ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoMarch 22, 2015

Opinion: Remembering Chinua Achebe, 2 years after

by Chinedu Rylan Be that as it may, it is not the exclusive preserve of the government to promote its ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 20, 2015

Opinion: There may be another country if things continue like this

by Nnaemeka Oruh …whoever claims to be fighting for the good of our nation would always stop and ask; “Will ...

January 26, 2014

Opinion: Is it not time we talked about Biafra?

by Tobe Osigwe Two incidences that occurred in recent years have made me question seriously the unity of this country. ...

September 5, 2013

Opinion: A thought on Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by INC Aniebo …And nobody can deny this is the situation now. I am glad Achebe wrote his memoir. To ...

May 23, 2013

James Eze: There was a writer – Re-mapping my cultural rebirth under Chinua Achebe

by James Eze   If Things Fall Apart and Arrow of God handed me a cultural frame of reference to aid my understanding of ...

May 22, 2013

Opinion: Why Wole Soyinka’s interview is disappointing

by Ainehi Edoro While I laud Soyinka’s intention to clear up the controversies surrounding his relationship with Achebe, many of ...

March 28, 2013

The un-tribute: Achebe was an Igbophile, not the father of African literature

by Ibrahim Bello-Kano   Indeed, we cannot help wondering if the recent insensate massacre of Chinua’s people in Kano, only ...

March 24, 2013

Simon Kolawole: There was a legendary Iroko

by Simon Kolawole In his civil war memoir, There Was a Country, which turned out to be his last work, ...

March 22, 2013

A tribute to Chinua Achebe, by Cheta Nwanze

By Cheta Nwanze “Age was respected among his people, but achievement was revered. As the elders said, if a child ...

January 8, 2013

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Who will document the failure of #OccupyNigeria? (YNaija FrontPage)

So here is my plea to Nigerian writers. Save us the displeasure of another horrid review of “There was a ...

December 16, 2012

I had never written a book review, until I read ‘There Was A Country’

by C. Nwaonu   Maybe we can grudgingly learn to love the other members of the harem or file for ...

December 11, 2012

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji: Nigeria may never be home (YNaija FrontPage)

by Iyinoluwa Aboyeji   You’ve been put on this earth to be all you can be, like the reserves. –            ...

November 27, 2012

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

by Adewale Sogunro I was hoping that he would look beyond the ethnic divisions, while rendering language to heal the ...

November 26, 2012

Femke van Zeijl: There was a Country: An outsider’s review

by Femke van Zeijl Most striking are the parts of There Was a Country where history meets Achebe’s personal experience. ...

November 23, 2012

“Highly irresponsible”: Gowon lets off on Obasanjo over the latter’s criticism of Jonathan

by Isi Esene Weeks after verbally slamming the renowned writer, Chinua Achebe, over his account of events during the Nigerian ...

November 17, 2012

Ken Wiwa reviews Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a country’

by Ken Wiwa “…I had to be careful about the way I handled someone else’s words or opinions… Even when ...

October 8, 2012

“The war is still very personal”: Uzodinma Iweala (also) reviews Achebe’s book

by Uzodinma Iweala I met Chinua Achebe for the first time when I was in high school, but I knew ...

October 7, 2012

In his own words: How Awolowo defended himself from Achebe’s accusations when he was alive

by Reuben Daba Since Achebe released his book, ‘There was a country’, in the United Kingdom a week ago, lots ...

October 5, 2012

Firestorm: Yoruba leaders blast Achebe for “attacking” Awolowo

by Stanley Azuakola It was bound to happen. You don’t speak ill of one of the greatest Yorubas of all ...

March 16, 2012

“There Was a Country” – Chinua Achebe sets to release personal history of Biafra at age 82

by Rachel Ogbu Fusing history, memoirs, poetry and prose, Professor Chinua Achebe’s soon to be released book, ‘There Was a ...

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