Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie turned 41 on the 15th day of September and she had an article published in THE NEWYORK TIMES on the same day.
It is a story about an African nation’s fatal disregard of its minority population. It is also a story about the muddled sludge of colonial history.
When our friend Theo first met his Chinese wife, Libby, in Shandong Province, her parents, protective of their only daughter and wary of Africans, finally gave their blessing with the words, “at least he’s not a bad looking black.” Theo tells this story with wry amusement, as though he would parse it more if he were not already so burdened. He is a pleasant and gentle man, respectful, trustworthy, the kind of man who in West Africa would be said to have had “good home training.” But for the past year, a dark sighing heaviness has blanketed him.
Paul Biya (Cameroon), Kofi Annan (UN) and Olusegun Obasanjo (Nigeria).
In 2017, The Book Banque published a related article – THE DISPUTED TERRITORY OF BAKASSI.
The article looks at the historical territorial dispute of Bakassi between Nigeria and Cameroon, and briefly examines the effect on its doubly Internally Displaced People.