Released last month in the UK (and later this month in the USA and Nigeria) by Penguin Press, There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra is the latest book from renowned Nigerian author, Chinua Achebe. Marrying history and memoir, poetry and prose, Achebe’s memoir about the brutal three-year Biafran war is a distillation of vivid firsthand observation and forty years of research and reflection. Wise, humane, and authoritative, it will stand as definitive and reinforce Achebe’s place as one of the most vital literary and moral voices of our age.
To mark the release of this long awaited memoir, Africa Book Club is offering a limited quantity to our members on a first-come, first-serve basis and while copies last.
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Read What Others Say About the Book
Chinua Achebe’s history of Biafra is a meditation on the condition of freedom. It has the tense narrative grip of the best fiction. It is also a revelatory entry into the intimate character of the writer’s brilliant mind and bold spirit. Achebe has created here a new genre of literature –– Nadine Gordimer (South African Author and Nobel Literature Prize Winner)
This is a memoir filled with sadness – sadness at the deaths of so many of his fellow countrymen and sadness too at the fate that has befallen Nigeria — MartinPlaut (BBC World Service Africa editor)