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There Was a Country
- A Personal History of Biafra
- By: Chinua Achebe
- Narrated by: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
- Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
The defining experience of Chinua Achebe's life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967-1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe's people, many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders. Immediately after, Achebe took refuge in an academic post in the United States, and for more than 40 years he has maintained a considered silence on the events of those terrible years. Now, decades in the making, comes a towering reckoning with one of modern Africa's most fateful events.
The Audible Edition Is a Disaster
- By Olu on 11-28-12
A mockery of a person that speaks igbo
The narrator did not in opinion did not consult an igbo speaking person to learn the words pronunciation in the content of a well beautiful writing by a renowned brilliant writer Chinua Achebe. It makes me angry to listen to the book demolished by the narrator. Please for the sake of the heroic writer find someone to re-narrate the book. For a person like me who is from the village and town its annoying. Please forgive me passion the may be prejudicial on the review.
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