Wole Soyinka

Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe has published a much-anticipated memoir of the Biafran war.

Achebe's new book, "There Was a Country: A Personal History of Biafra," recounts the 1967-1970 war when Biafra tried to secede from Nigeria.

Achebe, 81, is one of the Africa's most famous authors, best known for his debut novel "Things Fall Apart" published in 1958. He is often called the father of modern African literature, Agence France-Presse said.


We are pleased to announce the first free ebook release supported by a successful campaign on the Unglue.it crowdfunding platform, which launched in May 2012.  It may be downloaded from Unglue.it at https://unglue.it/work/81834/ .  Soon you will also be able to download it from your favorite ebook store, and library ebook collections.

Open Book Publishers (Cambridge, UK) has released a revised, digital edition of Ruth Finnegan's classic work of scholarship, Oral Literature in Africa, free for all to read and share under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license.

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