Saturday, 23 March 2019

77th birthday of Walter Rodney

(Born 23 March 1942, Georgetown, Guyana)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

ONE of Africa’s preeminent historians whose A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800 (1970) and How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (1972) are compulsory references in the study of Africa and African peoples worldwide of the past 500 years
(Max Roach Quartet, “Speak, Brother, Speak!” [sides I and II; personnel: Roach, drums; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Mal Waldron, piano; Eddie Khan, bass; recorded live, The Jazz Workshop, San Francisco, US, 27 October 1962])

*****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

77th birthday of Ama Ata Aidoo

(Born 23 March 1942, Saltpond, Ghana)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe 
DISTINGUISHED poet, playwright, novelist, academic
(Alice Coltrane Trio, “Oceanic beloved” [personnel: Coltrane, harp;  Jimmy Garrison, bass; Rashied Ali, drums; recorded: Coltrane home studio, Dix Hills, New York, US, 6 June 1968]) 

*****Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is the author of African Literature in Defence of History: An essay on Chinua Achebe (2001) and Readings from Reading: Essays on African History, Genocide, Literature (2011)

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Sunday, 17 March 2019

This week’s recall: US political commentator Armstrong Williams in conversation with US constitutional lawyer and human rights exponent Bruce Fein on the ongoing Igbo genocide (Washington DC, US, 14 September 2017)

(Bruce Fein and Armstrong Williams: ... discuss Igbo genocide and Biafra ...)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

SEE also following links on five other crucial reflections and writings on the Igbo genocide and Biafra by Bruce Fein:

1. Bruce Fein and Bruce DelValle of Washington DC (US) law firm Fein & DelValle PLLC formally file criminal complaint on Igbo genocide against Muhammadu Buhari et al in International Criminal Court, The Hague, The Netherlands, Monday 11 February 2019”, 
(https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2019/02/thelaw-firm-of-fein-delvalle-pllc.html)

2. “FWD: Bruce Fein, Designating Biafra’s Nnamdi Kanu as an internationally protected person, Huffington Post, Thursday 28 September 2017”,
(https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2017/09/blog-post_29.html)

3. “Bruce Fein reminds genocidist Nigeria’s two key officials in the country’s  so-called justice department that they could be prosecuted for genocide over their recent absurd declarations on the Indigenous People of Biafra freedom movement (Huffington Post, Monday 25 September 2017)”,
(https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2017/09/bruce-fein-reminds-genocidist-nigerias.html)

4. “FWD: Bruce Fein reflects on genocidist Nigeria’s head of regime Muhammadu Buhari’s Tuesday 19 September 2017 so-called address to the UN general assembly, New York, US (Huffington Post, Thursday 21 September 2017)”,
(https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2017/09/blog-post_16.html)

5. “FWD: Bruce Fein, influential constitutional scholar, on Muhammadu Buhari, genocidist Nigeria’s head of regime, Huffington Post, Sunday 17 September 2017”,
(https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2017/09/fwd-bruce-fein-constitutional-scholar.html)
(John Coltrane Duo, “Jupiter (variation)” [personnel: Coltrane, tenor saxophone, bells; Rashied Ali, drums; recorded: Van Geldar Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, US, 22 February 1967)

*****Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is author of the recently published The longest genocide  since 29 May 1966 (2019)  (https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2019/01/published-longest-genocide-since-29-may.html)

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Saturday, 16 March 2019

Delusionary genocidist Nigeria...


(Olusegun Obasanjo: ... delusion ... fantasy ... hallucination)

Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

Nigeria will be one of the ten leading nations in the world by the end of the centuryOlusegun Obasanjo, head of the genocidist Nigeria military junta, 1979 (Chinua Achebe, The Trouble with Nigeria [Enugu: Fourth Dimension, 1983, p. 9]).

FORTY YEARS after this Nigerïaña fantasy, proclaimed by a génocidaire in the Igbo genocide who the London Financial Times, it should be recalled, labelled admirably as the godfather of modern Nigeria” (London, 14 April 2012), this “country” is nothing else but arguably the globe’s most notorious genocidist state whose current regime, headed by jihadist Muhammadu Buhari, retains the Boko Haram and Fulani militia, two of the five deadliest terrorist groups on earth presently (Institute of Economics & Policy, “Global Terrorism Index 2015”, Sydney: IEP, November 2015), as adjunct brigades it deploys in its genocide against the Igbo people of Biafra and its expanded campaigns within Nigeria itself to destroy a constellation of constituent African nations, predominantly Christians, domiciled in the south Kaduna provinces of the northcentral region and  in the eastcentral Benue valley.
(George Russell Sextet here plays “Nardis”, a composition by Miles Davis [personnel: Russell, piano; Don Ellis, trumpet; Dave Baker, trombone; Eric Dolphy, bass clarinet; Steve Swallow, bass; Joe Hunt, drums; recorded: Riverside Records, New York, US, 8 May 1961])


*****Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is author of the recently published The longest genocide  since 29 May 1966 (2019)  (https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2019/01/published-longest-genocide-since-29-may.html)

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Thursday, 14 March 2019

82nd birthday of Michael Echeruo

(Born 14 March 1937, Umunumo, Biafra)
Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe

POET, literary critic, academic, university vice chancellor (president/rector),  offers selfless and distinguished service as head of the Biafra resistance government’s communication directorate during phases I-III of the Igbo genocide, 29 May 1966-12 January 1970, foundational genocide of post-(European)conquest Africa, carried out by Fulani islamist/jihadist-led Nigeria and its suzerain state Britain who murder 3.1 million Igbo people or 25 per cent of this nation’s population; in phase-IV of the genocide, 13 January 1970-present day, the dual genocidists have murdered an additional tally of tens of thousands of Igbo people – including the 3000 murdered by the Muhammadu Buhari regime and its adjunct Fulani militia since November 2015, following Buhari’s imposition in power in March 2015 by ex-US President Barack Obama and ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron
(Booker Little Sextet, “We speak” [personnel: Little, trumpet; Julian Priester, trombone; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone; Don Friedman, piano; Art Davis, bass; Max Roach, drums; recorded: Nola’s Penthouse Studios, New York, US, 17 March 1961])

*****Herbert Ekwe-Ekwe is author of the recently published The longest genocide  since 29 May 1966 (2019)  (https://re-thinkingafrica.blogspot.com/2019/01/published-longest-genocide-since-29-may.html)

Twitter @HerbertEkweEkwe





85th birthday of Virginia Hamilton

(Born 12 March 1934, Yellow Springs, Ohio, US)
DISTINGUISHED prolific author of children’s books including the critically acclaimed MC Higgins, the Great
(Multiinstrumentalist Eric Dolphy here plays “God bless the child” [composed by Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog, Jr] [personnel: Dolphy, bass clarinet; recorded: live, University of Illinoi, Champaign, Illinoi,  10 March 1963]) 

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Wednesday, 13 March 2019

84th birthday of Kofi Awoonor

(Born 13 March 1935, Wheta, Ghana)
POET, linguist, academic, diplomat

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