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Chinua Achebe Recounts In "There Was A Country" by remedies4a(m): 9:29am On Sep 15, 2017
Chinau Achebe recounts in his book "There Was a Country" (Pg 227 paragraph II)
"At the end of the thirty-month war, Biafra was a vast smoldering rubble. The head count at the end of the war was perhaps three million dead, which was approximately 20 percent of the entire population. This high proportion was mostly children. The cost in human lives made it one of the bloodiest civil wars in human history".
He asked a salient question (Pg 228 Paragraph III)
"Why has the war not been discussed, or taught to the young, over forty years after its end? Are we perpetually doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past because we are too stubborn to learn from them?"
Re: Chinua Achebe Recounts In "There Was A Country" by Marcelo290(m): 10:16am On Sep 15, 2017
What exactly is your point?
Re: Chinua Achebe Recounts In "There Was A Country" by remedies4a(m): 10:57am On Sep 15, 2017
Marcelo290:
What exactly is your point?
Humans have brains for a purpose

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Re: Chinua Achebe Recounts In "There Was A Country" by mrphysics(m): 11:00am On Sep 15, 2017
remedies4a:
Chinau Achebe recounts in his book "There
Was a Country" (Pg 227 paragraph II)

"At the end of the thirty-month war, Biafra
was a vast smoldering rubble. The head
count at the end of the war was perhaps
three million dead, which was approximately
20 percent of the entire population. This
high proportion was mostly children. The
cost in human lives made it one of the
bloodiest civil wars in human history".

He asked a salient question (Pg 228
Paragraph III)

"Why has the war not been discussed, or
taught to the young, over forty years after
its end? Are we perpetually doomed to
repeat the mistakes of the past because we
are too stubborn to learn from them?"

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