Through the eyes of the child


    On the heels of a pogrom of Eastern Nigerians (predominantly Igbos) in the Northern Region of Nigeria in 1966, and an unsuccessful attempt at Mediation in Aburi, Ghana, the Governor of Eastern Nigeria, Colonel Emeka odumegwu ojukwu, after consultation with the representatives of the peoples of the Region, declared the Region an independent nation, Biafra. The declaration of the Republic of Biafra led to a 30-month brutal civil war which claimed over 2 million lives in Biafra. Most of these victims were children who died from hunger, disease, and bombardment. Many were flown abroad to Gabon for safety, but after the cessation of hostilities, most of them were never returned to their families.

    This book is a compendium of the individual stories written by men and women who were children aged between 3 and 15 during the war. It takes you through their journeys and their lives during the period July 1967 to January 1970, and captures their experiences in Biafra, in their own words.

    Author: John Mozie Charles Spiropolous, Dozie Ezeife