|The Biafra Story|
By Frederick Forsyth
First Published: 1969
"The Making of an African Legend"
|The Biafra Story, first published in paperback by
Penguin Books in 1969,
marked Frederick Forsyth's transition from journalist to author. An
insightful record of the Biafran War, which Nigeria fought to prevent the
secession of its eastern province, it also voices Forsyth's outrage at the
extremes of human violence as well as the duplicity of the Western
governments who tacitly accepted or actively aided that violence. The
research and experience of this work later found expression in another of
Forsyth's work, the eminently successful novel about the mercenaries, "The
Dogs of War".
|Thanks to Kajal Das for providing information about this book.|