Michael Joseph, 1969, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First
"This book not only seeks to portray the plight of a courageous fighting to preserve its independence but is an indictment of the role played by the British government in the Nigeria-Biafra war. On July 6th 1967 Nigeria invaded Biafra & began the most savage war in the history of West Africa: a war whose successful prosecution inevitably involved the partial annihilation of an ethnic group, the Ibos, & in which nearly two million civilians, mostly old people & children, have died through starvation alone. For what reasons is the present British administration prepared to condone genocide as a means to preserving the unity of a federated Nigeria along the frontiers mapped out in 1914?" Size: 180mm-240mm. 118 pages. Remnants of of old price label on rear pastedown. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust jacket has some shelf-wear, a few marks and some bumping to extremities. There are also a couple of stains to the bottom edges. There are also some dust markings to the internal edges.. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology & Culture; Biafra; 1960s; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0718107438. ISBN/EAN: 9780718107437. Main Picture: DJ. External. Picture 2: DJ. Internal. Picture 3: Top: Biafran maternity clinic destroyed by a Nigerian bombing, with the remains of a child victim in the foreground. Below: A civilian victim of an air attack.. Picture 4: The charred remains of civilians killed during a Nigerian attack on Ozuabam. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 15433.