Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Yet another “My”!

The egomaniacal Nigerian genocidist commander in south Igboland (1968-1970) who murdered hundreds of thousands of Igbo, destroyed innumerable Igbo towns and villages in the region, and ordered the shooting down of a relief-bearing international Red Cross aircraft to the besieged Igbo (June 1969), has just published another of his signature “My”-escapades!

Page after page in his first “My”, released in 1980, the génocidaire unwittingly (some would be less charitable in their choice of adverb) implicates himself, severally, in this heinous crime. His has since become one of the most predictable sources of the raw temperament of evil interpellated in the planning and execution of this foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa in which 3.1 million Igbo people or one-quarter of this nation’s population were murdered by Nigeria.

Igbo genocide scholars and researchers will surely be poring over the latest “My” to unearth any follow-up insights on the crime from this treasure trove.

(John Coltrane Quartet,  “Ogunde” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophoneAlice Coltrane, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Rashied Ali, drums; recorded: Van Geldar Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 7 March 1967])
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