Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sadiq, Nura and Mohammed and Memories of A Biafran Child

Sadiq, Nura and Mohammed from Katsina State in northern Nigeria.

After seeing this photograph, Sadiq embraced me in a way I could only understand as his innocent expression of friendship. He is the youngest, but I see the composure of a leader in him. I can understand this, because at about his age I was among hundreds of #Igbo children in a refugee camp for IDPs in 1968 in the defunct Republic of #Biafra, and I left to find my way back to our village. What no other child did and I walked into an abandoned village after the Nigerian soldiers had defeated the #Biafran soldiers. The details are in my memoir, "Biafran Child" coming out soon.

We are all innocent children of God. None of us asked to be born poor or rich; black or white; Christian or Muslim and so no one should judge us by our class, race or religion.
We all "Children of God", which is the title of my first published book in 1988.

~ By EKENYERENGOZI Michael Chima, author of " The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream", "The Prophet Lied", "Scarlet Tears of London", "In the House of Dogs", "Diary of the Memory Keeper" and other books.

The Victory of Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Dream: My Testimony on the 2015 Presidential Election
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The ignorance or stupidity of one person can cause the destruction of millions of innocent people.
~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

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