"What happened to that country? Did it vanish or
what?" ask Ifeanyi Anorue in facebook group - BIAFRA LIBERATION
FORCE (BLF). The question was not ordinary because it came from a thinking mind
under the Sun. I saw it as a historic one from the Supernatural.
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As a matter of fact, the country was and is. If one has
eyes, one will see that Chinua Achebe was demoralized just like Elijah who got
frustrated in the struggle those days and asked God to take his life under the
Sun. It means that attitude and disunity of the people (Biafrans) did not
encourage Achebe to continue in the struggle. He was the real Elijah from East
where the Sun rises. The people’s behavior got him frustrated in the struggle.
That was why he lost hope, and thought that the country was gone forever. A lost
battle! That was his mindset when he wrote the story titled "THERE WAS A
COUNTRY". He wrote it sagaciously to tell us that he had quit the struggle
just like Elijah did in Bible. He had to give up because it was obvious that
the country was gone forever. That was it!
I have said this before. Let me say it again that Biafra
lives forever. I see him every day, and the Biafra I see remains the Jesus
(Savior) of Africa under the Sun. The vision! The dream! The foresight! That is
Let us hold unto the vision and work towards it for good
under the Sun! One-love and one-people with many hands on desk! "Though it
may take long! Wait for it patiently. It shall surely come to past," said
the dream in Biafra.
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