MJoTAtalks: Biafra and Art: Omenihu talks with Dr Okey Ndibe
On January 3, 2012, in Art Bearing Witness, Omenihu Amachi talked to Dr Okey Ndibe about growing up in Biafra, his life as a journalist in Nigeria and a an academic in the United States. He writes prolifically about Nigeria.
Dr Okey Ndibe was a child during the Biafran War. Finding an essay he
wrote put MJoTA publisher on a path to learn more about the Biafran
War, which lasted from 1967 to 1970. He gave MJoTA permission to republish it.
The horror of the 1967-70 to a small child is told by Dr Ndibe. MJoTA tried to put the Biafran War in context then and now, after the death of the leader of Biafra on Nov 26, 2011.
Dr Ndibe has featured previously in MJoTA, click here. Dr Ndibe's article about Biafra, click here. Supporting videos, click here.
Articles by Dr Ndibe that have been published by MJoTA can be accessed at http://www.mjota.org/.
Omenihu Amachi is an American artist trained in fine art at Cheyney
University after a career as a broadcaster in Nigeria. In each episode
of Biafra and Art, he discusses a painting that had its roots in the
horror that was the Biafran War. To access all episodes, click here.