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I am still with you : a reckoning with silence, inheritance and history

Iduma, Emmanuel2023
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A powerful, personal investigation into the Nigerian Civil War by Nigeria's most gifted young writer. Emmanuel Iduma never met his uncle, his father's favourite brother and the man for whom he is named. The elder Emmanuel left home in 1967 to fight in the Biafran War and was not seen again. The war lasted for three years, with young Igbo men volunteering to fight for a breakaway republic in the chaotic wake of British decolonization. Around one hundred thousand others who fought in the war share a fate like Emmanuel's uncle, though there are no official records of these losses. The tensions that gave rise to the conflict remain live, threatening sometimes to bubble over. In this landscape, there are no monuments or graves. Instead, a collective remembering that remains, for the most part, silent.
Author:
Imprint:
London : William Collins, 2023.
Collation:
288 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9780008430726 (hbk)
Dewey class:
967.9052
LC class:
DT515.836
Local class:
967.9052
Language:
English
BRN:
3238494
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