A Letter Away From Asaba: A Novella
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Books like A Letter Away From Asaba allow people to connect with a handful of individuals involved in these atrocities and help us to gain new and important perspectives. I came across a book entitled The Asaba Massacre: Trauma, Memory, and the Nigerian Civil War by historians Elizabeth S. The distance emphasizes this issue, making the form of communication even more crucial to the book's plot.
Claudia is also a Culture Editor at The McGill Daily whilst currently doing an exchange year at McGill University. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.I would have liked some more background about their relationship together and how they have grown - we get to know them when they are adults and see that relationship go through ups and downs, which is great. Claudia Efemini is a current History and Politics student at the University of Edinburgh (2021-2025). International Women’s Day also gives us an opportunity to recognise the inner and outer work we all need to do to achieve gender equality for all women, regardless of where they come from.
Claudia Efemini is the author of A Letter Away From Asaba, a historical fiction on the censorship of the Asaba massacre during the Nigerian Civil War. A letter Away from Asaba is an emotional and intimate account of the Asaba massacre that occurred in 1967, Nigeria. Both characters were bold, courageous, and brilliantly written; they accomplished much more than individuals at their (fictional) time were able to. Sometimes our need to achieve a thing causes us to lose sight of the bigger picture, we burn ourselves out with rage or frustration leaving us with nothing. A descendant of colonist who belittle our continent and undermine our experiences to doge responsibility for their despicable actions.
Today, we celebrate them and the role women leaders play in enriching our communities around the world.