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Surviving in Biafra the story of the Nigerian civil war : over two million died by Alfred Obiora Uzokwe

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Published by Writers Advantage in New York .
Written in English



  • Nigeria,
  • Nigeria, Eastern


  • Children -- Nigeria, Eastern -- Biography.,
  • Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970 -- Personal narratives.,
  • Nigeria -- History -- Civil War, 1967-1970 -- Children -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementAlfred Obiora Uzokwe.
GenreBiography., Personal narratives.
LC ClassificationsDT515.836 .U96 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 226 p. :
Number of Pages226
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3435475M
ISBN 100595263666, 0595655866
LC Control Number2005278404

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The book is memoir of a child living in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War. The author has a fine writing style and does an excellent job of vividly relating what life was like for him and his fa I wanted to read this book after sitting through a "generations" presentation at work about the s with a Nigerian friend/5. This book showcases a unique account of living in Biafra throughout the Nigerian Civil War. Rosina ("Rose") Martin, a young British woman, met Nigerian John Umelo one cold morning in ’s London, eventually marrying him and moving with their three young children to Eastern Nigeria in In , several waves of rioting in northern Nigeria culminated in the brutal massacre of thousands of easterners by their northern Nigerian counterparts. Sensing that their safety could no longer be guaranteed, the easterners fled to the eastern region and established an independent nation called Biafra. Refusing to accept her sovereignty, Nigeria waged a thirty-month war against Biafra 5/5(1). Rosina Umelo and Elizabeth Bird will discuss their book Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife’s Story which recounts Umelo’s first-hand contemporary account of living through the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, moving her family from village to village as the war closed in around them.. Rosina 'Rose' Martin had married John Umelo, a young Nigerian she met in London, later moving with him to Nigeria.

Surviving Biafra A Nigerwife's Story S. Elizabeth Bird and Rosina Umelo. A Hurst Publication. A remarkable 'ordinary person's' story that captures the day-to-day reality of life during the bloody conflict that divided Nigeria in the late s; An Englishwoman's vivid account of surviving a brutal, elongated civil war in Africa.   Buy Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War by Uzokwe, Alfred (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: Thunder Road to Biafra Photos, Poems & Letters from Somewhere in Biafra to Philip Emeagwali © [email protected] Page 3 of At Onitsha - the strong congregation of the Apostolic Church decided to stay on while others fled and to pray for deliverance. Col. I have read the F. Forsythe book and other material on the subject of the Nigerian Civil War. I recommend those earlier works primarily on historical merit. However in my opinion, Surviving In Biafra is the most heart-felt story telling perhaps because the innocence depicted heightens the senselessness of the nearly 2 million lives lost/5.

  The book shows how personal situations could become connected to public crisis. It examines different subjects from the implications of self-rule to relations between soldiers and civilians. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War () by Alfred Obiora Uzokwe. Uzokwe’s memoir depicts the War from the point of view of a child. Members may be interested in this new book: "Surviving Biafra: A Nigerwife's Story" (Hurst Publishing ). The books takes a personal, non-political look at life in Biafra during the civil war. It can be bought at Amazon or at Hurst, where readers can get a 25% discount by quoting the code BIAFRA Alfred Obiora Uzokwe's recent book - Surviving in Biafra - published this year, is one such book for me. It is a riveting tale of some aspects of the Nigerian civil war where about two million souls perished. It is a tale of tragedy, cataclysm, mayhem, disease, hunger, gory images of war, air raid and survival. Surviving in Biafra: The Story of the Nigerian Civil War by Uzokwe, Alfred and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at