Monday, 6 April 2015

April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month (3): No finer hour

For the record: On Saturday 28 March 2015, almost forty-nine years to the day of the launch of the Igbo genocide by Nigeria, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, the Igbo electorate in occupied Igboland, Biafra (Abia, Anambra, Delta, Ebonyi, Enuugwu, Imo, Rivers administrative regions) and Nigeria is presented with the “choice” of voting in a “poll” for “president” of Nigeria between a representative trooper of the Nigeria genocidist military and an Ijo zoologist, untainted by this genocide. The Igbo voter, across the entire participatory electoral districts and precincts of the exercise, votes overwhelmingly against the génocidaire transcendence. In this foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, Nigeria murdered 3.1 million Igbo or one-quarter of this nation’s population. Millions of the 28 March electorate are of the “post”-genocide generation.

There has indeed been no finer hour of Igbo resilience and liberatory affirmation since 12 January 1970.  The determined march towards justice for the Igbo and restoration of sovereignty has been brought several months forward as a result of the Igbo collective testament of 28 March 2015.
(Ornette Coleman Quintet, “The sphinx” [personnel: Coleman, alto saxophone; Don Cherry, pocket trumpet; Walter Norris, piano; Don Payne, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded: Contemporary’s Studio, Los Angeles, US, 10 February-24 March 1958])
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