Biafra at 50
Chapter one : What nation for which literature? [page 5] was written by Nikolai Jeffs. The novel of the Nigerian-Biafran war records, is also engaged in conflict. The broadest ambitions of the novel of the Nigerian-Biafran war can be said to supplement and supplant propaganda, official historiographies, autobiographical accounts as well as preceding literary works with one definite literary volume of the war. Chapter two: Analyzing Contemporary Press Coverage of the Indigenous People of Biafra’s campaign for secession [page 16] written by Musibau Tunde Akanni and Ismail Adegboyega Ibraheem, This chapter examines the coverage of the renewed Biafran campaigns in three newspapers - Daily Trust, The Punch and The Sun Newspaper - with different regional affiliations: Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba and Igbo respectively. It seeks to assess whether the main principles of conflict-sensitive journalism, which stipulates that the media must be consciously supportive of mitigation of conflicts in both their reportage and analysis before, during and even after break out of conflicts, are being applied. Chapter three : Still Questing for Biafra: Continuity Or Discontinuity In Struggle? [page 31] written by Benjamin Timi Olujohungbe. The two agitations for an independent state of Biafra share, at least on the surface, a single cause; to address the perceived marginalization of Igbos living in Eastern Nigeria with regards to the administration of power and the distribution of resources. However it is not clear that the two struggles for Biafra, occurring at different times in the history of Nigeria, can be seen on a continuum in which the latter flows directly from the former.