Thursday, 25 December 2014

83rd birthday of Uzo Egonu

(Born 25 December 1931, Onicha, Igboland)
One of the African World’s multifaceted and most distinguished painters, his evocative, landmark Exodus (1970) captures the devastating aftermath of phase-I of the Igbo genocide, perpetrated by Nigeria, 29 May 1966-4 January 1967, as nearly 2 million Igbo who survive this initial slaughter in the north region and elsewhere in the country stream home before the subsequent  phases (II & III: 5 January 1967-5 July 1967, 6 July 1967-12 January 1970 respectively) when the genocidists blockade and invade Igboland itself, Biafra, murdering a total of 3.1 million Igbo by 12 January 1970

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