New Account on Biafran War – “The General’s Orderly”, for Launch
A date has been set for the launch of the book, The General’s Orderly, a personal account of the Nigeria- Biafran civil war from the perspective of the author’s personal experiences as a Private and later as an Orderly to the Second in Command of the Biafran Army.
The historic book which throws fresh perspectives on the long held accounts of the Biafran war, is written by a University Don, Professor Arua Okereke, a Construction Engineer and a Professor of Construction Technology and Management.
The book, a catalogue of experiences from a child soldier would be launched at 10am on Friday November 30, 2018 at the Imo State University Auditorium, Owerri, Imo state, Nigeria.
The author uses the presciently written book, an autobiography to explain what the war did to the psych of everyday men and women that participated or were victims of the war. It captures the remote and immediate causes of the war and its long term consequences on the people of Eastern Nigeria. It also gave exciting accounts of the experience: the fight, the internal intrigues, the escapes, and the eventual surrender of the Biafran army to the Nigerian Army.
The 436 paged autobiography with 17 chapters, also covers historic trajectory of the author from being an innocent boy fighting in a civil war he least understood, to his academic pursuits outside the country, his fantasy and childish romance with beautiful ladies in Cameroun and eventual inter racial marriage in Bulgaria.
Among special guests and royal fathers expected to grace the occasion are Lady Mrs. Josephine Philip Effiong, Professor Mrs. Uche Azikiwe, His Royal Majesty Samuel Agunwa Ohiri, and would be reviewed by Professor Aja Akpuru Aja while Professor B.E.B Nwoke would be the presenter.
The ceremony is also expected to be attended by leaders of thoughts from different socio economic and political lives in South South, South East and Nigeria in general.