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Elephants, The Grass, and a Teacher

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Elephants, The Grass, and a Teacher By Egbe Chinyere

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Author Egbe Chinyere

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A Heart-Wrenching Account of Survival, Resilience, and the Human Cost of Conflict

Dr. Egbe’s book not only chronicles a pivotal moment in Nigerian history but also serves as a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity”

— Greg P. of MainSpring Books

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 31, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — The powerful memoir “Elephants, the Grass, and a Teacher: Recollections and Reflections on the Nigeria/Biafra War” by Egbe Chinyere is now available, bringing fresh insights and perspectives to this poignant narrative of the Nigerian Civil War.

“Elephants, the Grass, and a Teacher” delves into the devastating impact of the Nigeria/Biafra War through the eyes of the author, who was a teenager during the conflict. Egbe Chinyere provides a vivid, first-hand account of the war’s horrors, capturing the deceit, ugliness, and sorrow that defined this turbulent period. His narrative offers a profound exploration of the suffering endured by ordinary people, likened to grass trampled by warring elephants.

This edition features forewords by notable scholars, including Navy Commander (Rtd) Ochiabuto Igbokwe, Victor Anazonwu, and Lawrence Nwagbara, who provide additional context and analysis. Their contributions enhance the reader’s understanding of the historical and cultural significance of the events described, addressing common misconceptions and presenting a balanced view of the war’s impact across different ethnic groups and regions in Nigeria.

Egbe Chinyere, now a tenured professor at Medgar Evers College of City University of New York (CUNY) and a Consortia faculty member at the CUNY School of Professional Studies, shares a deeply personal and impactful account. His reflections on the motives and behaviors of the ruling establishments, and the subsequent suffering of the masses, remain strikingly relevant today. Chinyere’s memoir is not only a documentation of historical events but also a tribute to the resilience and strength of those who lived through these dark times.

“Elephants, the Grass, and a Teacher” is more than a memoir; it is a crucial historical document that sheds light on the human cost of conflict and the enduring spirit of survival. Readers will find themselves immersed in Chinyere’s compelling storytelling, gaining a deeper appreciation for the complexities of the Nigerian Civil War and its lasting effects.

The book is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major online bookstores in ebook, paperback, and hardcover formats.

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