hiding from our past

The civilwar that raged Nigeria many decades ago is still present in the country. At least that is what the censors think. They are watching the movie-adaptation of ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to see if all of it is fit for screening in the country.


I do remember Biafra, or I better say: I remember some of the news that was coming to Europe. There were protest when we saw  children starving. And we had plenty of food. I was selected by my classmates to go to the center of government with many other children to protest against this terrible situation. Shouldn’t we help these children?! On the way back home we went to a reataurant for a good meal.

In later years I learned that the Biafra-war was a bit more complicated than I thought it was in previous days.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has reacted to the action of the censors and she wrote an article in The New Yorker.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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