A new book, ‘How and Why the Yoruba Fought and Lost the Biafra-Nigeria Civil War’ written by Dr. Jimanze Ego-Alowes has been scheduled to be officially presented on the 20th October at the Best Western Starfire Hotel in Ikeja.
The book which focuses on the roles the regions and their lead personages played in the events leading to the civil war of 1967-70, has been dubbed as “controversial,” with a potential to becoming the book of the year 2016.
A statement from the organisers of the launching said that the book re-evaluates the roles of major characters in the war and the events that followed, including Generals Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu, Yakubu Gowon, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Professors Wole Soyinka, Ben Nwabueze, amongst others.
It said that the consensus amongst previewers is that this is a brave new reinterpretation of our history in the light of strict logic and universally accepted axioms.
The statement said that the launching will attract the cream of Nigeria’s intellectual and journalistic elites, including Gbolagbo Ogunsanwo, Eric Osagie,Odia Ofeimum, Ikeddy Isuguzo,Henry Boyo, Steve Nwosu, Tony Onyima, Onuoha Ukehamongst others.
It Sid that Dr. Jimanze is the author of several books, including the ‘’Minorities as Competitive Overlords” which has been critically well received as a major to contribution knowledge across the several disciplines of sociology, economics and history.
It said that the author has been writing the popular and well-received column, The Turf Game for the Daily Sun newspapers.
The author was quoted as saying that the purpose of the book is to awaken Nigerians to the need of “never finishing the tale.”
He said that no great narrative has an end and that history never finishes. [myad]