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Biafran Memories evoked by "Half a Yellow Sun"

David Strain and Andrew MacCormack reviewed Half of a Yellow Sun on page 10 of the Winter, 2006 FON Newsletter [Newsletter Volume 11 Winter 2006].  Sarah Robinson at the publisher Alfred A Knopf gave 10 copies of the book to FON and they were offered to the membership in exchange for Reminiscences of Biafra.  The reminiscences were shared with Chimamanda Adichie‚Äôs website, which has gone obsolete.  The author has her own website with additional information: www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie.

Some of the submissions will be published in the FON Newsletter, but the newsletter has space limitations and it is just black and white.  The beauty of the web is that we are not constrained by size or space limitations, and we can quickly include color pictures or images of non-electronic documents.  So here are all the submissions.  If you are inspired, feel free to offer up your own recollection.  There is an audience for your memories!

Biafra Remembered                          Chuck Ahlgren, Nigeria 4 (1962-64)

Under Curfew, a Biafran Sketch       Robert J Attaway, Nigeria 18 (1965-67)

Midwest Evacuation                          John L Buchanan, Ghana 1 (1961-62) Nigerian Staff 1967

Evacuation from Biafra                     Ned Greeley, Nigeria 23 (1966-67)

Invasion                                              Herbert How, Nigeria 20 (1966-67)

The World is Deep - Biafran Airlift    David Koren, Nigeria 9 (1963-66)

Letters and Notes from Biafra          Jonathan B Seale, Nigeria 24 (1966-67)

A Fellowship in Eastern Nigeria        Judith McKay Sides, Nigeria 2 (1961-63)

A bu Onye Ohafia: The View from the Porch     Martin R Wong, Nigeria 5 (1962-64)

Biafra's "Invasion" of Gombe           Joel Wingard, Nigeria 22 (1966-68)

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