There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra Free Audiobook Download by Chinua Achebe

Set in the mid-1950's, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra is the story of a young boy in Nigeria who learns first-hand what it means to be African. In his village, he witnesses first-hand the effects of colonialism and begins to learn firsthand of the strength and ingenuity of his people.

There Was A Country: Personal History of Biafra is a selection from the writings of Chinua Achebe, a Nobel Prize-winning author and political scientist. The author reflects on his personal experiences and how he felt during the Biafran War, which was marked by several ethnic conflicts in Nigeria that eventually led to civil war between the Igbo and Hausa groups. In this autobiographical recounting, Chinua Achebe recounts the specific events that he went through while staying in Nigeria.

There Was A Country is an oral history of Biafra, the region in Nigeria which declared independence from Nigeria in 1967. Chinua Achebe chronicles all the major events that lead up to, and then take place during, the six-year war for independence.

Biafra was the real "Final Solution" to the Nigerian conflict with the Igbo tribe. It was a subject of debate among scholars and historians, but it is believed that Achebe wrote this book as a result of feeling helpless while watching his own nation wage war on itself.

There was a Country is a detailed account of the Biafra war that occurred in 1967. It's a personal history written by Chinua Achebe, an Igbo author and the first African writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The audiobook narrates the story of what happened to Biafra as it fights for independence from Nigeria.

Published Date 2012-10-11
Duration 9 hours 21 minutes
Author Chinua Achebe
Narrated Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
(7 Reviews)
Abridged No
Is It Free? 30-days Free
Category Biography & Memoir
Parent Category Memoir, Military, Africa

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