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  • Themes In Things Fall Apart

    Treatment of the Tribe Okonkwo’s gun exploded and killed a boy during a funeral, he was banished to his motherland for seven years as punishment, after the accidental death of a 16-year-old boy. It was at this time that the missionaries’ movement set in amongst the villagers of Umuofia. Since Okonkwo was not in his village of Umuofia, he was not able to do anything to stop or persuade the villager from participating. Okonkwo’s own son Nwoye became a missionary, after hearing a song that “seemed to answer a vague and persistent question that haunted his young soul” (Achebe, 1959, p. 147). He was disillusioned from constant negative treatment from his father, the murder of Ikemefuna and questions of twins crying in the forest, Nwoye had “heard that twins were put in earthenware pots and thrown away in the forest” (Achebe, 1959, pp. 61-62). The violence in Okonkwo’s life caused him much distress and much loss, Okonkwo lost seven years of his life, his titles, and now his son. The violence in the Igbo region of Africa did not end with Okonkwo’s death, there has been continuous violence and political unrest in Nigeria and with the Igbo people; the political scene and treatment of the Igbo people has not been good even into modern days. For example, in October of 1967, shortly after the Nigerian civil war had broken out, federal troops entered Asaba, a small town along the west bank of the Niger River, in pursuit of the retreating Biafran army; over the next few days at least…

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  • Themes In The Half Of The Yellow Sun By Adichie

    Madison DuBois Dr.Sim World Civilizations 0ctober 18th, 2016 The Half of The Yellow Sun was written by Chimanmanda Adichie. The book was based in Nigeria, the author of the book was born there. This book gives the illustration of the Biafra War. It tells the story of two sisters, Olanna and Kainene during the war. There are many themes that are shown within the relationships of multiple people. The readers read through many sufferings, losses, and horrible struggles in the novel. This…

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  • Dramatic Irony In Jacob's Chicken

    The portrayal of irony is shown in two literary texts, a short story titled “Jacob's Chicken," by Milos Macourek and a poem titled “Porphyria’s Lover," by Robert Browning. Irony is an expression that is used to insinuate sarcasm; it typically signifies the opposite of what is said. In other words, irony is seen as appearance versus reality. The short story “Jacob’s Chicken” is about a passionate child who draws a unique chicken that others do not initially appreciate due to its unusual…

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  • Analysis: The Dead Kennedy

    The Dead Kennedys were one of the United States’s most influential hardcore punk bands, and were composed of Jello Biafra (Eric Reed Boucher) on vocals, East Bay Ray (Raymond Pepperell) on guitar, Klaus Flouride (Geoffrey Lyall) on bass, Ted (Bruce Slesinge) on drums, and finally 6025 (Carlos Cadona) on rhythm guitar. Not only were they influential in their style, but they caused stirs by the extreme and controversial nature of their political statements. The band formed in San Francisco in…

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  • Suicide By Stephanie Guttenplan Analysis

    She told me at age seven it was her mother’s mother who left this world. At age eleven, it was her grandmother and best friend who passed in her arms. When she was twelve, her grandfather died and her mother broke. At fourteen, she gave up and said “fuck it.” “I thought, and still sometimes think, that death follows me around,” explained Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan. Guttenplan is a surrealist photographer, based out of New York, who continues to experiment with different uses of a variety of…

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  • Igbo Research Paper

    presidency in 2019. The OYC stated that should it not realize Igbo presidency in 2019, it would seek the actualization of Biafra in 2020. A communique issued after the meeting was signed by Francis Njoku and Glory Izuora, president and secretary, respectively, for ISA, and Dr. Mrs. Nkem Nwuzor and Dr. Mrs. Helen Dike-Orji for SWP. Deputy President General…

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  • British Colonialism In Nigeria Essay

    British colonialism was the cause of the Biafra war/ Nigerian civil war from 1967-1970. When the European countries colonised Africa they split it in different territories based on what they wanted and preferred. All they wanted was the country’s rich oil resources. They were not bothered by which tribes they mixed with, instead they drew up political entities and Nigeria happened to be one of them. The British planned Nigeria and they included areas that were controlled by a variety of…

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  • British Imperialism In Nigeria

    However, according to the Nigerian government, they were not going to allow Igbo succession from Nigeria. Chinua Achebe, author of There Was a Country gives the Nigerian argument for inciting a civil war between Nigeria and the newly formed Biafra: “Nigeria’s position on Biafra, as I understand it, was unhinged on the premise that if Biafra was allowed to secede then a number of other ethnic nationalities within Nigeria would follow suit. The Nigerian government, therefore, had to block Biafra’s…

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  • Odenigbo Character Analysis

    The book mentions how Biafra, however, received no real support from the world, except support from China and France – they supported Biafra’s claims and praised their patriots but offered very little real support. David Burmingham mentions how France wanted to extend help to Biafra to gain easy access to territory rich in petroleum. He also mentions how America’s then President Lyndon Johnson provoked immediate response to his foreign policy team to “get those nigger babies off my TV…

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  • Igbos Characteristics

    principles as he instinctively knew that the Igbos are a bunch of pragmatists and ungovernables. The Igbos do not take kindly to government without Consultation and Representation. Soon after taking power as Military Governor in January 1966, Ojukwu realized that he had to have a closer line to the broad masses of the people, partly because of the inherent characteristics of the Igbos and partly because of the public perception of him as a super genius with his own predilections . Of…

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