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Chinua Achebe

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Chinua Achebe, celebrated Nigerian writer and intellect, tells the story of his dream of establishing African writing as an important and respected contribution to world literature. As he relates the challenges and struggles to achieve his personal goals he describes the vicious Nigeria-Biafra War occurring at the same time. The conflict was sparked when the Eastern Region of Nigeria, tired of corruption and oppression, proclaimed its independence, seceded from the nation of Nigeria and declared itself to be the Republic of Biafra.

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