‘Biafra of the mind’: MASSOB and the mobilization of history

  title={‘Biafra of the mind’: MASSOB and the mobilization of history},
  author={Ike Okonta},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={355 - 378}
  • I. Okonta
  • Published 3 July 2014
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Genocide Research
This article examines the circumstances of the emergence of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) in a period of political liberalization and considerable uncertainty as the armed forces began to prepare to relinquish their grip on power in 1999. It tracks MASSOB from its inception, shortly after a civilian government took office following controversial elections, through the imprisonment of its founding leader Ralph Uwazurike in 2005, precisely when the… 

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