Frederick Forsyth is a best-selling popular novelist. He strongly and publicly supported the cause of Biafra in the Nigerian civil war, and covered the period as a war correspondent in Biafra. He had a fifteen-year association with the Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Ojukwu. His biography of'Emeka' was published in 1982 with the full cooperation of the subject.It covers his youth, army training, the civil war, and his twelve-year exile. Still of great interest, the biography has now been revised.
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I wonder how many other world leaders/personalities we in America know nothing about and could care less. I tried to have a conversation with someone here in California about this man and she didn't ... Read full review
If men ever were, if men are and if men ever shall be; it is Chief Dim Emeka Odimegwu Ojukwu. The tales of Emeka can never be exhausted through the pens of men lest they fade in the lines of history.
Emeka Ojukwu, as a name, is a nomenclature for a political epoch not just in Nigeria nor Africa, but in the whole world. The sands of his age bear hus name.
Thank you Forsyth, for that wonderful piece. But I guess you know the story of the blind men told to describe an elephant. They only told of the areas their hands could touch. There are still more to say!
Such was your short note on the legacy of Emeka.
Thanks a lot for that piece!