There Was a Country: A Memoir

There Was a Country: A Memoir

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Author/Contributor(s): Achebe, Chinua
Publisher: Penguin Books
Date: 09/24/2013
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart--a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. Decades in the making, There Was a Country is a towering account of one of modern Africa's most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage left an enduring stamp on world literature. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe's place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.