‘And starvation is the grim reaper’: the American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive and the genocide question during the Nigerian civil war, 1968–70

@article{Mcneil2014AndSI,
  title={‘And starvation is the grim reaper’: the American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive and the genocide question during the Nigerian civil war, 1968–70},
  author={B. Mcneil},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  year={2014},
  volume={16},
  pages={317 - 336}
}
  • B. Mcneil
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Genocide Research
The American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive (ACKBA) was the largest and most influential organization in the United States that formed in response to the Nigerian civil war. While historians have pointed to the committee as an important source of activism that pushed the American government towards supporting more vigorous humanitarian relief, this is the first article to explore the development of the group from its inception and to look specifically at its claims of genocide. Not everyone at… Expand

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