Prof. Chinua Achebe’s Memoir

Prof. Chinua Achebe, Renowned Author of Things Fall Apart.

Renowned author, Chinua Achebe has finally published his memoir.

The memoir titled ‘There was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra’ chronicles his experience of the Biafran Civil War (1967 – 1970), when Biafra briefly seceded from Nigeria.

I really look forward to reading a Biafran War memoir by Prof. Chinua Achebe. i have been fascinated by other accounts of the Nigerian/Biafran civil war. I enjoyed the accounts by Col. Alexander Madiebo, Barr. Bernard Dim Odogwu, Major Wale Ademoyega, Frederick Foresythe  and the account by Major Fola Oyewole. I found all those accounts thrilling and informative. A new account from Prof. Chinua Achebe’s point of view will definitely be enlightening.

“There Was a Country” was published in the UK on Thursday, 27 September by Allen Lane, a division of Penguin.

According to a press release, “There Was a Country” will soon be released in Nigeria. The memoir will be released in the United States on October 11.

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam

Chioma Iwunze-Ibiam writes prose fiction and creative non-fiction. She is the founder of Her first novella, Finding Love Again was published by Ankara Press. Her second novella, The Heiress' Bodyguard was shortlisted for the Saraba Manuscript Awards. She currently works as content marketer for various online businesses. You can follow her at @cwritingnws.

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