A Critical Review of Professor Chinua Achebe’s ‘There was a Country’

It is quite difficult for one to stand at any time without having to turn his back on someone or something. This is the exact situation for anyone who attempts to write a book on a controversial subject like the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-70). In a period of renewed agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra in Nigeria’s South Eastern Region, writing on this topic can lead to serious emotive reactions. This is the case with Chinua Achebe’s There Was a Country.

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