NIGERIA, OJUKWU, AZIKIWE, BIAFRA & BEYOND THE RISING SUN deals with the post independence climate in Nigeria, the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, with particular reference to the central role played by General Odumegwu Ojukwu and the tangential part played by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. It examines the post-war politics of leadership and the lack thereof in present-day Nigeria that continues to be plagued with repeating echoes from the past. The book offers suggestions as to a possible road map for the future.
Some of the works of Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu include The Philosophy of Pan-Africanism, (Georgetown University Press, 1965), The Tropical Dawn, poems, (1966); Leopold Sédar Senghor et la défense et illustration de la civilisation noire, (Marcel Didier, 1968); Black Leaders of the Centuries; Behind the Rising Sun, a novel about the Biafran war. (William Heinemann, Ltd., 1971)’ (African Writers Series, No. 113); Modern Black Literature, (1971); The Literary Works of Senghor, (Heinemann Educational Books, 1972); Igbo Market Literature, 5 vols., (1972, 4000 p.); The Meaning of Africa to Afro-Americans: A Comparative Study Of Race & Racism, (1972); Umu Ejima (The Twins, 1975), Leopold Sedar Senghor, (Heinemann, 1973); Ken Saro-Wiwa: the life and times, and so many other works.
Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu was born on April 30, 1941 in Ezeogba, Emekuku, Owerri Imo State . He received a B.A. in French (1964) with minors in Spanish, German and Philosophy from Georgetown University . He obtained an LL.B. in 1966 from La Salle Extension University, Chicago, Illinois; Diplome d’Etudes from Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, France (University of Paris), an M.A. (1966) and a Ph.D (1967) in Romance Languages (French and Spanish) from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland. In the 1979, he helped found the Imo State branch of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) and as Secretary of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) he helped elect and installed as Governor Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe and other notable names to office. He is also a renowned writer, poet, scholar, political theorist, philanthropist and publisher, establishing Black Academy Press, Inc. in 1969. He was Biafran Ambassador to Cote d’Ivoire.
- Paperback: 162 pages
- Publisher: Black Academy Press, Incorporated (February 26, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0878310177
- ISBN-13: 978-0878310173
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches