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Subcollections Drum Social Histories
Media Id 70_130
Creation_date 2008-07-16T12:01:08
Description NIGED:POLITICS:WAR:OCT 1969 Ð It All Began Like A Bad Dream Ð Tragedy of War ÐThe Innocents of war, men, women and children caught up in a helpless situation which was not of their making. Nelson Ottah was the editor of Drum until February 1967 when he got the ÒfeverÓ and joined the exodus of Ibos to the Eastern Region. For over two years he was in the thick of it all, as a functionary in OjukwuÕs propaganda directorate. He was part of it. He saw the early fever, the epidemic nature of it. He saw the waste of life, the starvation, the frustration, the hopelessness of a shattered illusion. Nelson Ottah says this should not and ought not have been. In this article he appeals to Ibos scattered all over the country for a change of heart, and tells them of the futility of the rebellion. In the former Eastern Nigeria, people Ð young men, old men, young women, old women and children Ð are still dying daily in hundreds and in thousands, from bullets, from bombs, from hunger, from expos
Country Nigeria
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Keywords West Africa,vertical,Drum Magazine,history,black and white image,Africa,Nigeria,cultural history,social comments,historical value,1969,1960s,starvation,food distribution,black African people,crowds,empty,containers,war,inter-tribal conflict.,
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