(Aimé Césaire: “History is always dangerous ... [E]stablish and readjust the hierarchy of dangers”)
This nation, this people, Igbo, Darfuri, Bakongo, etc., etc, can and should create its own state if it so desires. Just as the Igbo, for instance, spearheaded the termination of the British conquest and occupation of Nigeria (1930s-October 1960), they have equally embarked on the vanguard mission to free themselves from a Nigeria genocide state run by an African-Arabised imperium, long opposed to the earlier liberation project, to chiefly protect British strategic interests in this southwestcentral region of Africa in perpetuity. For the Igbo, Biafra “establishes (sic) and readjusts the hierarchy of dangers” of this age of rampaging genocide.
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is the author of Longest genocide – since 29 May 1966 (forthcoming, May 2016)
(John Coltrane Quartet plays Mongo Santamaría’s composition, “Afro Blue” [personnel: Coltrane, soprano saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: live, Half Note, New York, US, 26 March 1965])