There Was A Country: A Memoir

September 24, 2013|
There Was A Country: A Memoir by Chinua Achebe
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From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart—a long-awaited memoir of coming of age in a fragile new nation, and its destruction in a tragic civil war

For more than forty years, Chinua Achebe maintained a considered silence on the events of the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970, addressing them only obliquely through his poetry. Decades in the making, There Was a Country is a towering account of one of modern Africa’s most disastrous events, from a writer whose words and courage left an enduring stamp on world literature. A marriage of history and memoir, vivid firsthand observation and decades of research and reflection, There Was a Country is a work whose wisdom and compassion remind us of Chinua Achebe’s place as one of the great literary and moral voices of our age.
Chinua Achebe (1930–2013) was born in Nigeria. Widely considered to be the father of modern African literature, he is best known for his masterful African Trilogy, consisting of Things Fall Apart, Arrow of God, and No Longer at Ease. The trilogy tells the story of a single Nigerian community over three generations from first colonial c...
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Title:There Was A Country: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.8 inPublished:September 24, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014312403X

ISBN - 13:9780143124030

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