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Fact and Fiction in the Literature of Nigerian Civil War

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First published in 1991, twenty – one years after the end of the Nigerian Civil War, and updated in 2019, Fact and Fiction in the Literature of the Nigerian Civil War is a critique of the literature by writers on that devastating war. Is the available literature based on actual facts of the events of the war or are they fused with individual perceptions and imaginations? Are there some forms of manipulation of the reality of the war to suit the subjective views of the writers?

This book presents the varying degrees of technical sagacity, the creative achievement and emotional quality of fiction and reality displayed by these writers in their works concerning the war.

Akachi Adimora – Ezeigbo is an award -winning author of several books. She is a professor of English at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu – Alike, Ikwo in Ebonyi State. She has written five novels and five collections of short stories, two plays, four poetry collections and over twenty books for children and two of them have been translated into Swahili and Xhosa. She has won several literary awards, including ANA / Spectrum Prose Prize, Atiku Abubakar / ANA Prize, Flora Nwapa Prize, Zulu Sofola Prize, WORDOC Prize for Short Story, The Nigeria Prize for Literature, and ANA / Cadbury Poetry Prize.

She has also won several academic awards which include the Commonwealth Fellowship which she spent at SOAS, University of London in 1989/90; a Research Fellowship at the University of Natal (now University of KwaZulu Natal) in Pietermaritzburg Campus, South Africa, in 1999/2000; and was a Guest Scholar at Bayreuth University’s Centre of African Studies in 2005. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2006/2007. She is a Fellow of Nigerian Academy of Letters, Literary Society of Nigeria, English Scholars Association of Nigeria and Association of Nigerian Authors.

From 1995 to 1997, she was the National Treasurer of Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). She was the Vice President of Women Writers Association of Nigeria (WRITA) between 1995 and 1999; and she was Vice President of PEN Nigeria from 2002 to 2011.

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Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 8.5 × 6.0 cm

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