“Igbo people cannot unite yet we say we want Biafra…” – Author Chimamanda (video)

Chimamanda Adichie questions reality of Biafra movement (video)

Popular Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie has questioned the reality of the Biafra movement.

Chimamanda made this known in an interview with media personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu.

According to Chimamanda, the Igbo’s clamoring for Biafra cannot even come together to produce a joint presidential candidate from the region.

The 43-year-old said, “There is no Biafra. There are new movements but, for me, it’s a question of being practical. Where would the border be? What is propelling these movements is a sense of marginalisation, which I think is completely valid.

“But this idea that the answer is independence is what I’m not convinced of. Nobody has made a logical case for me. Quite frankly, I’ve observed the terrible leadership that we have in the southeast.

“Igbo people cannot unite if, for example, we say we want an Igbo president. And then we’re talking about Biafra. There is a lot of political work we need to do in the southeast.

“We need to do a lot of rethinking on how we strategise politically before we can talk about Biafra.”

Watch video Chimamanda Adichie’ interview with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu below


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