A new book, “How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War’’ authored by a renowned columnist, Dr Jimanze Ego-Alowes would be officially presented to the public on Thursday, October 20, 2016 in Lagos, reports ITRealms.
A press statement confirming this and made available to ITRealms, the author says the launch would hold at the Best Western Starfire Hotel, GRA Ikeja.
According to him, the book which focuses on the roles the regions and their lead personages played in the events of and leading to the civil war has been dubbed as “controversial” with a potential to becoming the book of the year 2016.
Equally, the book re-evaluates the roles of major characters in the war and the events that followed, including Generals Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Yakubu Gowon, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Professors Wole Soyinka, Ben Nwabueze, amongst others.
ITRealms gathered that the consensus amongst previewers has been that this is a brave new reinterpretation of our history in the light of strict logic and universally accepted axioms.
The book launch, the author further said, is expected to attract the cream of Nigeria’s intellectual and journalistic elites, including Gbolagbo Ogunsanwo, Eric Osagie,Odia Ofeimum, Ikeddy Isuguzo,Henry Boyo, Steve Nwosu, Tony Onyima, Onuoha Ukeh to name a few.
Jimanze is the author of several books including the “Minorities as Competitive Overlords” which has been critically well received as a major to contribution knowledge across the several disciplines of sociology, economics and history.
He equally anchors a popular and well-received column, ‘The Turf Game’ for the Daily Sun newspapers.
The purpose of the book, Jimanze said is to awaken Nigerians to the need of “never finishing the tale. No great narrative has an end. History never finishes.”
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