Adichie’s “Half of a Yellow Sun”

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be keynote speaker for the Remembering Biafra conference, is well known for her many novels and short stories, including her award-winning second novel published in 2006, Half of a Yellow Sun. Half of a Yellow Sun takes place in the 1960s in Nigeria during the Biafran War. Adichie tells the story...

Anthonia Kalu on the Power of Literature

Profile by Grace Ishimwe. Dr. Anthonia Kalu is a professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature & Foreign Languages; and, Gender & Sexuality Studies at University of California-Riverside. She will be speaking on Friday, April 20th on the panel “Women and Gender in the War and After,” on the topic: “No Victor, No...

Dr. Chika Okeke-Agulu of Princeton on the art of Biafra

Interview by Grace Ishimwe. Dr Chika Okeke-Agulu specializes in classical, modern, and contemporary African art history and theory. He will be speaking Thursday, April 20th in a panel discussion on the power and politics of memory. This interview was conducted by Grace Ishimwe. 1) How would you describe your major fields of...

Dr. Samuel Fury Childs Daly on the sources of Biafran History

Guest post by Samuel Fury Childs Daly, Rutgers University. In recent years, historians have begun to revisit a set of questions that Nigerian politicians and intellectuals first posed in the aftermath of Biafra’s defeat. What internal tensions and fault lines had led Nigeria to war? How could the violence of the conflict be...