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Watchman Of A Ruined City

Watchman Of A Ruined City

WATCHMAN, of a Ruined City Joshua Omenga Watchman on empty watchtower Into this bleak future peer For behind, the ruin looms Of your beloved country: Flow of blood on thresholds Wives ravished before husbands Parents butchered before children Aged bones suffused in offspring’s blood… Watchman, report this horror in your land Where each step treads … Continue reading Watchman Of A Ruined City

A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

A REVIEW OF IKECHUKWU ORJINTA’S THE DEATH OF BIAFRA Book: The Death of Biafra (Genocide in Nigeria 1967-1970). Authors: Gills Caron and F. Bonneville. Translator from French: Rev Fr Dr Dr Ikechukwu Aloysius Orjinta. Genre: Memoir, History. Imprint: Nsukka: University of Nigeria Press Ltd, 2012. Pages: 157. ISBN: 978-978-8446-22-4. There is no basis for unity: … Continue reading A Review Of Ikechukwu Orjinta’s The Death Of Biafra

Cry the beloved Country, the Sceptre may not hold

Cry the beloved Country, the Sceptre may not hold

A sceptre has been looming over our heads, a sceptre called Biafra. For 42 years it has defied gravity and remained poised up above the firmament of the geographical location called Nigeria. This sceptre most recently was brandished a little closer to our heads by the publishing of Achebe’s book, There was a Country. It … Continue reading Cry the beloved Country, the Sceptre may not hold