Friday, 17 May 2019

68th birthday of Emma Okala

(Born 17 May 1951, Onicha, Biafra)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

TOWERING goalkeeper of the majestic and indomitable Enuugwu Rangers International – the football club, based in Enuugwu, Biafra, whose incomparable performances in local, regional and Africa continental football leagues engagements during the 1970s-1980s most symbolise, so dramatically, the dogged and resilient spirit of Igbo people in the aftermath of the cataclysmic Igbo genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, phases I-III, the foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa when Fulani islamist/jihadist-led Nigeria and the assemblage of pan-African constituent nations therein, especially Yoruba, Edo, Jukun, Hausa, Kanuri, Nupe, Gwari, Urhobo, Tiv, Jarawa and its co-genocidist state Britain, under Prime Minister Harold Wilsonmurder 3.1 million Igbo or one-quarter of this nation’s population
(Tina Brooks Sextet, “Back to the tracks” [personnel: Brooks, tenor saxophone; Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums; recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 1 September 1960)

******Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is the author of The longest genocide – since 29 May 1966 (2019) and co-author, with Lakeson Okwuonicha, of Why #DonaldTrump is #great for #Africa (2018) 
Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe

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