The Nigeria–Biafra war: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide

  title={The Nigeria–Biafra war: postcolonial conflict and the question of genocide},
  author={L. Heerten and A. Moses},
  journal={Journal of Genocide Research},
  pages={169 - 203}
The Nigeria–Biafra war that raged between 1967 and 1970 made headlines around the world, above all for the major famine in the secessionist enclave of Biafra, and prompted a major international relief. It was a genuinely global event. Yet by the late 1970s, it was seldom talked about outside Nigeria. Since then, it barely features in scholarly and popular accounts of the period. The conflict is also virtually entirely absent from the field of genocide studies, which began to form in the closing… Expand
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