Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Statues of ideas

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

THE RECENT comical if not bizzare assemblage of appointments by the overseer regime in Owere, Imo, east Biafra region, must not mask a salient characteristic of an occupation enterprise by a conqueror force, particularly the genocidist’s. It is to entrench lilliputians on the ground to police the occupation as part of expanding even further the parameters of the genocidist drive.


In this land of enriched statutes of ideas and transformations that elevated Biafra to Africa’s most dynamic economy prior to the genocide, launched by Hausa-Fulani/islamist-led Nigeria and Britain on 29 May 1966, the lilliputians of the occupation are designed by the génocidaires to destroy the critical milestones of a people’s history. These lead murderers of Africans in Africa since the 1900s are desperate indeed

They do know, though, that Biafrans are solidly knowledgeable of their history and that the days of this occupation and season of the little, petty personages of vile enforcers are coming to an end. Biafra, the pearl of African affirmation, is defiantly on the way back.

THE SCHOOLS’ curricula and the dramatic arts and other sites of creativity in Biafra on the morrow of the restoration-of-independence will surely contend with the evolving encyclopaedic material that references this tragic epoch of Igbo history in its entirety.
(John Coltrane Quartet, “Lonnie’s lament” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone; McCoy Tyner, piano; Jimmy Garrison, bass; Elvin Jones, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood, Cliff, NJ, US, 27 April 1964])


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