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Nigeria: Biafra in Perspective
December 27, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+8Free
Discussions about Biafra, almost without exception, will make reference to Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. They typically mention Nigeria’s military coups, and some even make reference to Nigeria’s colonial status under British rule beginning in1914. What is rarely even suggested is that any civilization at all existed in the region prior to the British presence and before Nigeria. What is also omitted is the origin of “Biafra”. How old is Biafra? Did it materialize out of nothing into existence in 1967 or is there more to the story? A brief examination of literary, cartographic, and institutional information reveals that Biafra not only existed before 1967, but also that it is at least hundreds of years old. The three-year bloody Nigerian-Biafran War with a one million death tolls. All these would be discussed in the Nigeria: Biafra in perspectives talks. Come join us!