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ISBN: 9780143124030
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Published: Penguin Books - September 24th, 2013

After 50 years of silence Chinua Achebe (Things Fall ApartChike and the River) wrote his reflections of the Nigerian-Biafran War (1967-1970). He attempts to understand how the hope born of an independent Nigeria in 1957 gave way to a brutal civil war. Achebe writes: "My aim is not to provide all the answers but to raise questions, and perhaps to cause a few headaches in the process."