Film on Tafawa Balewa’s book, ‘Shehu Umar’ to premiere in Germany

It has been some moons ago I visited the mausoleum of Sir Tafewa Balawa (1912 – 1966). He was a politician from Northern Nigeria and he was the first elected Prime Minister of Nigeria. He is first and foremost remembered as a politician who found his death during the coup of 1966. 

But Tafawa Balewa was not only a politician he was also a writer. One of his books ‘Shehu Umar’ has been turned into a film. The first showing will take place at the Berlin International Film Festival, edition 68. 

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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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