Tag: Chinua Achebe

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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Nigerian Politics: Are We Advancing or Retrogressing?

Professor Chinua Achebe in his book, The Trouble with Nigeria, concludes that the main challenge for Nigerians today could be summed up in one word – leadership. That conclusion is valid till this day. The best our leaders have done is to replace themselves with their children and children’s children or in worst cases their cronies. How does a nation grow in this kind of situation?

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