Biafran Memories Evoked by 'Half a Yellow Sun'
David Strain and Andrew MacCormack reviewed Half of a Yellow Sun on page 10 of the Winter, 2006 FON Newsletter [Newsletter Volume 11 Winter 2006]. Sarah Robinson at the publisher Alfred A Knopf gave 10 copies of the book to FON, and they were offered to the membership in exchange for Reminiscences of Biafra. The reminiscences were shared with Chimamanda Adichie’s website, which has gone obsolete. The author has her own website with additional information: www.l3.ulg.ac.be/adichie.
Some of the submissions will be published in the FON Newsletter, but the newsletter has space limitations and it is just black and white. The beauty of the web is that we are not constrained by size or space limitations, and we can quickly include color pictures or images of non-electronic documents. If you are inspired, feel free to offer up your own recollection. There is an audience for your memories!
Recollections or Testimony regarding the Nigeria - Biafra War
Biafra Remembered Chuck Ahlgren, Nigeria 4 (1962-64)
Under Curfew, a Biafran Sketch Robert J Attaway, Nigeria 18 (1965-67)
Midwest Evacuation John L Buchanan, Ghana 1 (1961-62) Nigerian Staff 1967
Evacuation from Biafra Ned Greeley, Nigeria 23 (1966-67)
A Mass Murderer of Children Tom Hebert, Nigeria 04 (1962-64)
Invasion Herbert How, Nigeria 20 (1966-67)
The World is Deep - Biafran Airlift David Koren, Nigeria 9 (1963-66)
Nigeria-Biafra Senate Hearings Phyllis McClure, Nigeria 1 (1961-63) &
Ned Greeley, Nigeria 23 (1966-67)
Letters and Notes from Biafra Jonathan B Seale, Nigeria 24 (1966-67)
Biafra's "Invasion" of Gombe Joel Wingard, Nigeria 22 (1966-68)
Here are the submissions not directly related to the war:
A Fellowship in Eastern Nigeria Judith McKay Sides, Nigeria 2 (1961-63)
A bu Onye Ohafia: The View from the Porch Martin R Wong, Nigeria 5 (1962-64)
Stories from the 2008 Nigeria Reunion Trip
Stories from FON 2008 Nigeria Reunion Trip
Several stories were printed in the Winter 2008 FON Newsletter. The first 3 stories were included in the Newsletter The other 4 stories were not included there.
Bob Criso Going Back By Bob Criso, Nigeria 21 (1966-67)
Lalupon Town By Charlene Baldwin, Nigeria 24 (1966-68)
Not an Ordinary Houseboy By Jody Keller, Nigeria 23 (1966-67)
Renate Schultz's Visit to Ife Renate Schultz, Nigeria 7 (1963-65)
Local Paper's Preview of Bob Criso's Return to Ishiagu
Bob Criso's Return to Ishiagu Andy Simmonds, Nigeria 18 (1966-67)
Agents of Change Bob Criso, Nigeria 21 (1966-67)