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      Remembering Biafra: Public History for Community Empowerment in Manchester

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      January 25, 2020

      Saturday  10:00 AM

      Oxford Road
      Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

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      Remembering Biafra: Public History for Community Empowerment

      January 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Nigeria-Biafra war (1967-1970). The Nigerian civil war invites profound questions on issues like the legacies of British colonialism, the challenges of peaceful ethnic co-existence, mass starvation and humanitarianism, and the influence of foreign powers on African politics. This event brings together academics, film-makers and local communities to explore the contested history and legacies of this controversial and poorly understood page in 20th century history. Programme:

      10.00-11.30am Biafra, literature and visual arts

      11.45am-13.45pm Documentary: ‘In The Shadow of Biafra’ - Trailer:

      The screening will be introduced by the documentary’s director and producer, and followed by a Q&A session.

      14.30-15.15pm Poetry reading

      15.30-16.30pm General discussion

      Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

      Manchester Central Library
      St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD

      Cost: FREE

      Categories: Museums & Attractions | University & Alumni

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