Chinua Achebe and the Biafran Saga!

 There are many who have been making comments and criticism of the recent book of Chinua Achebe, There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra, but have not yet seeing the back cover of the so called Book. Sure, I do not intend to prevent people from sharing “their view” on a book they have not yet seen, but I am just thinking they should adopt the wise adage: “If you do not what to say, you then keep quite“.
However, not everyone will have the opportunity of laying hand on such a
work, but many could also have the opportunity of not only listening to
those who read the book, but to those who read and compared the work
with their own personal experience of the Nigerian-Biafran war. 

This
work, undoubtedly is one of the greatest, most debated and contested
write-up in the annals of Nigerian literary world. Here is a résumé done
by a Nigerian whose childhood was shaped by the life after Biafran
fall.  It is a summary worth reading, at least for all those who have
been longing to have a taste of such a golden piece.   Enjoy the résumé! 

 Nigeria is haunted by Biafran war by Ike Anya

Chinua Achebe’s new memoir suggests that his country is still suffering from a refusal to face up to its insalubrious history
Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe. Photograph: Craig Ruttle/AP
In our house in Nsukka, the small university town in eastern Nigeria
where I grew up, my parents’ bedroom harboured a cupboard, reached only
by standing on a stepladder. In that cupboard lay a battered brown
leather satchel, filled with memorabilia from Biafra. I remember Biafran
stamps, currency notes and coins, photographs, receipts, letters and a
small green hard backed pamphlet: The Ahiara Declaration.
From
time to time, under conditions of great secrecy, the satchel would be
brought down and my brothers and I would be allowed to rummage through
it as my parents told us stories of their harrowing experiences during
the war. We would look at photographs of friends and family “lost” in
the conflict, or during the massacres of Igbos that preceded it. We
would marvel at the lightness of the Biafran coins. I don’t remember my
parents explicitly saying it, but somehow it was communicated to us that
the satchel and its contents were not things to be discussed outside
the family home.
In Nigeria in the 1970s when I grew up, Biafra
was only talked about in hushed tones, in an atmosphere of an unspoken
fear that talking about it could bring reprisals.
A few weeks ago,
I was lucky enough to be invited to an early rough-cut screening of the
film version of Chimamanda Adichie’s book, Half of a Yellow Sun. At the
end, in the darkened room in Soho, as I joined others to congratulate
the director Biyi Bandele, I found myself hugging him instead and felt
to my embarrassment, tears running down my cheeks. As I apologised,
avoiding the bemused stares from some of the staff at the venue, I
explained to Biyi that I had felt such a powerful reaction because the
story he was telling was the story of my family – of my parents and
grandparents.
That evening, as on the phone I described my
feelings watching Biafran refugees fleeing the university town of Nsukka
to my mother, who had herself fled the town with my father and elder
brother in 1967, she said “I am glad that our story is going to be told,
that the world will remember”.
Chinua Achebe‘s
new book There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra emerges into
this landscape of memory and remembrance, 42 years after the war ended.
In the book Achebe, a few weeks before his 82nd birthday, finally sets
out to tell the story of his Biafra. The format he adopts is novel –
involving a rambling mix of anecdotes, summarized histories, analysis,
reportage, declamation and haunting poetry. In some ways, reading the
book feels like I imagine spending an hour or two chatting with the
distinguished novelist might.
He roams from the story of how
Nigeria came to be, to his schooldays and burgeoning friendships with
prominent figures like the poet Christopher Okigbo, whose presence looms
large through the book. Interspersing the historical account is the
story of his father, one of the early Igbo converts to Christianity, and
his experiences growing up with newly Christian, trailblazing parents
caught between the old traditions and cosmology of the Igbo people and
the new Christianity. The personal glimpses into his early life are
hugely enjoyable and indeed tantalizing – often outlined so succinctly,
that he leaves the reader greedy for more detail.
Approaching the
events leading up to the war – the descent of the first
post-independence Nigerian government into an abyss of corruption and
misrule; the role that the colonial government played in setting the
stage for this descent and the first military coup in 1966 – he acquires
a less personal and more straightforward recounting tone. This
continues until the latter part of the book, when he begins to describe
the counter-coup of July 1966, the massacres of Igbos that followed the
coup, the failed attempts at negotiating peace and the subsequent
declaration of independence and the harrowing consequences that
followed.
Achebe, as is his right, does not pull any punches,
although he does make some concessions to alternative points of view,
especially in relation to the legacy of colonialism and the moral
imperative on writers to produce committed literature. He is less
conciliatory on the question of whether the actions of the Federal
Government of Nigeria during the war constituted war crimes and,
possibly, genocide. He is scrupulous in naming the officers and
individuals responsible, and where possible provides their viewpoints
based on news and other reports.
He also highlights the role
played by Western countries and the international community. And he
challenges the popular perception that General Gowon’s “No Victor, No
Vanquished” policy at the end of the war in 1970 led to the successful
re-integration of the Igbos into Nigeria, highlighting the egregious
government policy which wiped out the savings of every Biafran who had
operated their bank accounts during the war with an “ex- gratia” payment
of just 20 pounds. He is also laser sharp in his conviction that part
of Nigeria’s problem stems from its anti-meritocratic suppression of the
Igbo people, and the refusal of the country to face up to insalubrious
aspects of its history, issues that he argues continue to haunt it.
Of
particular interest are the snippets that emerge of life in Biafra –
the intense emotional connection of a people united by the fear and
anger at the massacres, the ingenuity of the engineers who fond ways to
refine petrol or build bombs and the efforts of artists and
intellectuals to contribute to building a new nation. He also describes
his own forays to foreign capitals to seek their support for the Biafran
dream and the eventual withering and death of that dream. Sprinkled
through the book are excerpts from a series of interviews commissioned
by the Achebe Foundation with many of the key players in Nigeria’s
history. These, when eventually published, should provide a rich
resource and other perspectives on the events that the author describes.
The
final section of the book picks up on Nigeria’s journey since the end
of the war, dipping into the failures of governance and the
consequences, raising several questions that need to be addressed for
the future.
The book could benefit from a closer proof-reading and
fact-checking process by an informed editor. Irritating errors crop up
like “maul over” for “mull over” “deferral” for “federal”, “Iwe Ihorin”
for “Iwe Irohin” and St Elizabeth’s Hospital for Queen Elizabeth
Hospital, but these do not detract from Achebe’s attempt to present,
from his perspective, an account of those dark days. As he says in the
book, “My aim is not to provide all the answers but to raise questions
and perhaps to cause a few headaches”. It is clear that this is his
book, his view and his own particular nostalgic ramble. Ultimately, it
is important that he has shared it, warts, unevenness and all. In doing
so, Achebe has helped bring the contents of my parents’ brown satchel
back into the open.

Ike Anya is a Nigerian public health
doctor and writer based in London. His essay People Don’t Get Depressed
in Nigeria appears in the current edition of Granta Magazine
.

Source: TheGuardian

”The truth might be hard to say, painful to bear or even drastic for the truth sayer but still needed to be said”. ALISON.

Nnaemeka, O.M.I

Writer & Blogger

Related Posts:

  • All Post
  • #BaseCôtesNord
  • #Benjamins_Canada
  • #BokoHaram
  • #BringBackOurGirls
  • #Buhari
  • #Burundi
  • #CatholicChurch
  • #Developpement et Paix
  • #Einstein
  • #EWTN
  • #FirstNations
  • #FourthSundayofLent
  • #Funeral
  • #Gar_right
  • #HumanRight
  • #Igbo
  • #IIT_Lagos
  • #Industrial_training
  • #Insecurity
  • #iPad
  • #iPhone
  • #IsisParisAttack
  • #JEG
  • #Justice
  • #Kateri_Tekakwitha
  • #Kenya
  • #Kenyata
  • #Lent
  • #Mani-Utenam
  • #Mbaka
  • #NationalCatholicReporters
  • #NigerianElection
  • #NigeriaYouths
  • #Nkurunziza
  • #NnamdiKanu
  • #Nutashkuan
  • #Obama
  • #ObyEzekwesili
  • #OMI
  • #OMIQUEBEC
  • #Oration
  • #PierreNkurunziza
  • #Pray4Nigeria
  • #PrayforParis
  • #Premières_Nations.
  • #Putsch
  • #Relativité
  • #ReligioninNigeria
  • #Religious_Life
  • #Science
  • #Storage
  • #Technology
  • #Terrorism
  • #ThéoriedeRelativité
  • #Trial/Error
  • #Uashat
  • #Vide
  • #VoteWisely
  • #YoungOblates
  • abuja
  • Africa
  • African Christianity
  • African Classics
  • African Literature
  • African mythologie
  • African philosophy
  • African Poetry
  • African Saints
  • Afrika
  • Air Canada Canada
  • ALI Nnaemeka Cornelius
  • all saint day
  • Amadioha
  • American dream
  • Americanah
  • Amerindiens
  • Amour
  • Anansi
  • Angels
  • Anges
  • Annunciation
  • Antananarivo
  • antipodes existentiels
  • Apostles
  • APTN
  • Arab spring
  • Archbishop Kaigama
  • Aso rock
  • Assassination of clergies. National Catholic Bishops Conferences of Cameroon
  • Asusu Igbo
  • Athletics
  • Atikamek
  • Autochtones
  • Autocton
  • avenir de la vie religieuse
  • Away (TV Series)
  • Baba Suwe
  • Babcock University
  • Bahamas
  • Bakassi Penisula
  • Balaraba Ramat
  • Baptême
  • Baptême du Seigneur
  • Baptism
  • Barack Obama
  • Béatitude
  • Benedict XVI
  • Benny Hinn
  • Betrayal of Jesus
  • Biafra
  • Biafra war
  • Biafran Civil War
  • Biafran-Nigerian war
  • biodiversité
  • Birthday
  • Bishop Badejo
  • Bishop John Ayah
  • Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan
  • Bishops' synods
  • Black Catholics
  • Black Child
  • Black identity
  • Black lives matter
  • Black lives matters
  • Black Panther
  • Black Poetry
  • Black theology
  • Black Time
  • Blackface
  • Blackout
  • Blessed Iwene Tansi
  • Boko-Haram
  • Boko-Haram victims
  • bomb blast
  • bombs
  • Bonjour
  • Brownface
  • Brutalité policière
  • burying the dead
  • Business
  • cabals
  • Cafeteria
  • Calliope
  • Cameroon
  • Cameroun
  • Canada
  • Canadian_Church
  • canotage
  • Capital purnishment
  • Cardinal George
  • Cardinal Sarah
  • Caster Semenya
  • catéchèse
  • Catéchètes
  • Catechism
  • Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic church and racism
  • Catholic Diocese of Salem
  • Catholicism
  • Catholicity in Igbo land
  • CBCN
  • CBN
  • CCBI
  • Celibacy
  • Célibat des prêtres
  • CENC
  • Centre Afrika
  • Changement climatique
  • Chigozie Obioma
  • Chika Ezeanya
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Child abuse
  • Child soldier
  • Children
  • Children and Mission
  • Children's Corner
  • Children's Psychology
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Christian gathering
  • Christian poetry
  • Christmas poem
  • Chrstian showmanship
  • Church services
  • Church Social Development
  • Churches in Nigeria
  • City poetry
  • Civil union
  • Clergy Sexual Abuses
  • Clericalism
  • climat du Nord
  • Coat of arm
  • Cœur d’enfant
  • Collective Consciousness
  • Colonisation
  • coloriage
  • Communauté de foi
  • Communauté religieuse
  • communauté vivante
  • Communautés culturelles
  • Community developement
  • Community life
  • Community School
  • Conclave
  • Conference Épiscopale du Cameroon
  • Conférence Épiscopale du Tchad
  • confinement solitaire
  • Conflict de génération
  • Conseil des églises canadiennes
  • Contercultural revolution
  • Contextual theology
  • Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus et la foi
  • corporal works of mercy
  • Corruption
  • Corruption in Nigeria
  • Côte-Nord
  • Cotes d'Ivoire
  • counterculture
  • Couple
  • Covid Skepticism
  • Covid Skeptics
  • COVID19
  • Covid19andFaith
  • COVID19inNigeria
  • Covid19Poetry
  • Creativity in mission
  • Cross
  • Croyance Chrétienne
  • Crucifix
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural resilience
  • Culture
  • Culture of Rape
  • Daily reflection
  • Daily reflections
  • Dambisa Moyo
  • De Gaule
  • Dear Ijeawele
  • Debout
  • Dele Giwa
  • Democracie
  • Democracy
  • Democracy Day Celebration
  • Denis Hurley
  • Denyse Mostert
  • Desjardins
  • Devaluation
  • dialogue
  • dimanche de la parole de Dieu
  • Diplomacy fo Peace
  • Disciples of Emmaus
  • Discipleship
  • Disney World
  • Domination
  • domination occidentale
  • Dorian
  • Douleur d’enfantements
  • Dr Stella Emmanuel
  • Earth Day
  • Easter message
  • ecclésiologie
  • Ecclesiology
  • Ecology
  • ecopoésie
  • Ecumenism
  • Education
  • Église
  • église et mission
  • Église presbytérienne
  • Ekuanitshit
  • Ekuantshit
  • El Rufai
  • emekalison
  • ENDSARS
  • enigma
  • Enugu
  • Enugu-Ezike
  • Epiphany
  • Équilibre mental
  • Est du Québec
  • etc.
  • étoile filante
  • être église
  • Évangélisation
  • existence
  • exploitation
  • Eze Okechukwu
  • facebook
  • Faith
  • Faith and COVID19
  • FaithAndFear
  • Fake miracles
  • famille mazenodienne
  • Famille Myriam
  • Family Church
  • Family ritual
  • Fanaticism
  • Farming ritual
  • fatalité
  • Father figure
  • Fear
  • Feminism
  • Femmes autochtones
  • Fête des mères
  • Fêtes des mères
  • Fiat
  • Fishing
  • Focolare
  • Foi et Turbulences
  • Font baptismal
  • Forbes
  • Fr Joseph Ntumba Maboyi
  • Fr Mbaka
  • France-Afrique
  • Francophonie
  • Frank Santucci
  • Fraternalisation virtuelle
  • Fraternisation virtuelle
  • frein culturel
  • frère soleil
  • Fuel Subsidy
  • Fuel Subsidy removal
  • Gadhaffi
  • Gbagbo
  • Gender discrimination
  • Genocide of India's daughter
  • genre discrimination
  • George Floyd
  • Giant Nation
  • GirlsLivesMatter
  • Globalization
  • Glorious Cross
  • Good Friday
  • Goodluck Jonathan
  • guerre
  • guerre économique
  • Hajj
  • Handicaps
  • Happiness
  • harponage
  • Hassan KUKAH
  • hero
  • Heureux
  • Hilary Swank
  • Histoire de l’Église
  • Hiver
  • Holy Cross
  • Homecoming
  • Homeless Babies
  • Homily
  • Hommage
  • hope poetry
  • Hope Uzodimma
  • House Collapses in lagos
  • Human right
  • Hurricane
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • I am George Floyd
  • I.A.A.F.
  • Iconography
  • Ife
  • Igbo Cosmology
  • Igbo Culture
  • Igbo girls
  • Igbo language
  • Igbo women
  • Immigrant
  • Imo State
  • Imperialisme
  • Imperialisme etc
  • In the name of Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
  • Inculturation
  • India
  • indigenous spirituality
  • Industrial Institute of Technology
  • infant baptism
  • Innu
  • Innu poetry
  • innu-aiamun
  • Innu-aimun
  • innushkuess
  • Institut Tshakapesh
  • Interculturalité
  • interculturality
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
  • Intersectional theology
  • intersectionality
  • Isaiah 55
  • Islam
  • Jean Vanier
  • Jeoy Velasco
  • Jesus
  • Jesusthustra
  • Jesustraphilia
  • Jesuthoustra
  • John 18:33-40
  • Joint Mars Initiative
  • Jos
  • Journée Africaine
  • Joyce Echaquan
  • Jun Mercado
  • Justice and Peace
  • Justice For Uwa
  • Justice sociale
  • Justin Trudeau
  • Kagame
  • kakatshat
  • Kanatamat
  • Kelvin Ugwuh
  • Khiona
  • Kola Nut
  • l’Arche
  • L’Église
  • La lutte autochtone
  • La messe
  • la neige
  • La Police au Nord du Québec
  • La sûreté du Québec
  • Lagos Construction Sector
  • Langue innue
  • le nord
  • Le Seigneur vient
  • Leadership
  • les vieux anges
  • Liberation theology
  • linguistic science
  • Literature
  • littérature autochtone
  • Louis Studer
  • Lourdes
  • Lumumba
  • lutte contre la drogue
  • Madiba
  • makushan
  • Malala
  • Malawi
  • Mallam Abba Kyari
  • Manifestation of God
  • manipulation
  • Maniutenam
  • Mara phone
  • Marcel TOWA
  • Maria Fearing
  • mariage
  • Marie
  • Mariologie
  • Marriage
  • Marriage in Nigeria
  • Marriage proposal
  • Mathieu André
  • Matimekosh
  • Matimekush-Lac John
  • Maya Angelou
  • Mère d’espérance
  • Message de Noël
  • Mgr Balla
  • Mgr Jean Marie Benoît Balla
  • Mgr Yves Plumey
  • Mgrs Fortunatus Neachukwu
  • Michel Hébert
  • Millet Farming
  • Mingan
  • Minor Seminary
  • mishta-shipu
  • Mission
  • mission 3.0
  • Mission autochtones
  • mission guidelines
  • Mission Innu
  • Mission Innue
  • missionaire
  • Missionaries Oblats
  • missionary
  • Missionary challenges
  • missionary letter
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
  • Missionary of Saint Paul
  • MissionInnue
  • missionnaire
  • Missionnaire noirs
  • Missionnaires
  • Mitt Romney
  • Mois d’histoire des noirs
  • Mother Earth
  • mourning
  • MSP
  • My country
  • my father
  • Naija
  • Naija Poetry
  • Naira
  • Naskapi Cap
  • Nathaniel Chukwuebuka
  • Nation innue
  • National Anthem
  • National Pledge
  • Native Princess
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Neocolonization
  • Netflixing
  • New Evangelization
  • New York City
  • NewsWatch Magazine
  • Ngozi Ezeanya
  • Nietzsche
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria men and rape
  • Nigerian Catholic Church
  • Nigerian Catholicism
  • Nigerian Catholics
  • Nigerian Christian Persecution
  • Nigerian Church
  • Nigerian Civil War
  • Nigerian Economy
  • Nigerian election
  • Nigerian female students
  • Nigerian Flag
  • Nigerian Government
  • Nigerian Martyrs
  • Nigerian poetry
  • Nigerian police
  • Nigerian Police Force
  • Nigerian politics
  • Nigerian Society
  • Nigerian Transport companies
  • Nigerian women
  • Nigerianleadership
  • Nkruma
  • nkuzi nke okwukwe
  • Nnaemeka Ali
  • Nneka
  • Nok
  • NoMassInTimeOfCovid19
  • Nord
  • nordicité
  • Northern poetry
  • Northern Quebec
  • NoToDrug
  • Notre-Dame des Douleurs
  • Nsukka
  • nuitshimit
  • Nuns
  • NYSC
  • o.m.i
  • O’Bomsawin
  • Oblate
  • Oblate missions
  • oblates
  • OblatesVoices
  • Oblats
  • occupy Nigeria
  • OCH
  • Ode
  • Okonjo-Iweala
  • Old Angels
  • OMI Cameroun
  • OMI Congo
  • OMI US Province
  • OMICameroun
  • OMIWorld
  • Onaiyekan
  • Online Worshiping
  • Opinion
  • Oraison
  • Orisha
  • Ouatara
  • Our Lady of Sorrow
  • Pachamama
  • paean
  • Panafricanism
  • Pandemics
  • Papal Audience
  • Pape François
  • Parish
  • Parle du jour
  • paroisse
  • Parole de Dieu
  • Pasteur
  • Pastoral
  • pastoral creativity
  • pastorale
  • pastorale jeunesse
  • Paul Biya
  • Peace
  • peace poetry
  • Peace resolution
  • peacebuilding
  • pèlerin
  • pentecostalism
  • pentecostalism and our culture
  • périphéries existentielles
  • Philippines
  • philosophy african
  • pidgin poetry
  • Pierre Nkurunziza
  • PIN 10-DAY POETRY CHALLENGE MAY 2019
  • Place Tahir
  • plan nord
  • Pocahontas
  • Poem
  • Poème
  • Poème religieux
  • Poésie
  • Poésie autochtones
  • Poésie religieuse
  • PoesieCovid19
  • PoésieNordique
  • poète militant
  • Poetry
  • police brutality
  • Political defection
  • Political Poetry
  • politics
  • pope
  • Pope Francis
  • Port Harcourt
  • portage
  • Post Covid19 Church
  • post-covid19 mission
  • post-covid19ienne
  • potter
  • Pottery
  • Prayer
  • Prejudice. Literature.
  • prêtre missionnaire
  • Prière
  • Prière à Marie
  • Prières à Marie
  • priesthood
  • Princesse indienne
  • Printemps
  • Prosperity gospel
  • Prosperity preachers
  • Provincial Superior
  • Psaume de la creation
  • Québec
  • race humaine
  • Racial prejudice
  • Racism
  • Racism in Amrica
  • Racisme Systèmique
  • Radio Ville Marie
  • RapistsAreCriminals
  • Ratzinger
  • rebelion
  • rebellion
  • reconciliation
  • Religieux
  • Religion
  • Religious Crisis
  • Religious Diologue
  • religious proliferation. sects
  • Religious sisters
  • Return to Spirit
  • Risana Nafeek
  • Rita Mestokosho
  • ritual
  • Rivière Mingan
  • Rivière Saint Laurent
  • Rivière-Nipissis
  • Robert Mugabe
  • Rochas
  • RTC
  • Rudoph Okonkwo
  • Ruwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Sacraments
  • Sacred Signs
  • Sahara Reporters
  • Saint Eugene de Mazenod
  • Sainte Africaine
  • Samurai
  • Sarkozy
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Schefferville
  • Sede Vacante
  • Semaine d'unité chrétienne
  • Senghor
  • Sept-Îles
  • Série Télévisée
  • SexForGrade
  • Seyi Rhodes
  • Shango
  • Sharia law
  • Sign of the cross
  • Signes baptismaux
  • Sisters_in_spirit
  • Skidoo
  • Slavery
  • Smokey mountain
  • Social Justice
  • Social theology
  • SocialMediaBill
  • Society
  • sociological vs anthropological problems
  • sociology
  • Solitary confinement
  • Sous-developement
  • South Africa
  • South African Apartheid Heroes
  • South Afrika
  • Spiritual paternalism
  • Spiritualité autochtone
  • Spiritualité virtuelle
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Eugene De Mazenod nous parle
  • St Martin's Parish Ihiteowerre
  • Startup
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Ste Joséphine Bahkita
  • stéréotype
  • Suicide
  • Sultan of Sokoto
  • Sunday Réflection
  • Sunday reflections
  • Sureté du Québec
  • Tambour
  • The 2013 Nigerian Budget
  • the Church
  • The heart of a child
  • Thé Salada
  • Theresa Mamah
  • Thinking Black
  • ThisdayNigeria
  • Tourisme Sept-Îles
  • Toxicomanie
  • Troisième Dimanche de Carême
  • Trudeau
  • Tshakapesh
  • Tshiuetin
  • U.N.
  • Ubuntu
  • Ugbaike
  • Ujamaa
  • Umura Primary School
  • UN
  • Uncategorized
  • Unconditional love
  • une journée parfaite
  • Union Africaine
  • US Presidential race
  • Vacant seat
  • Vatican
  • Vatican. Catholic Church
  • Vendredi du 5ème semaine de carême
  • Vera Uwaila Omozuwa
  • vérité et réconciliation
  • Virgin Mary
  • Viri probati
  • Virtual spirituality
  • vocation
  • vulnérabilité et fragilité
  • War
  • Weaponization of religion
  • women's right defense
  • Word of life
  • World Bank
  • WorldNews
  • xenophobia
  • xenophobic attack
  • Yoda
  • You should be Afraid
  • young engineer
  • Young missionaries
  • Youth
  • Youth Corps
  • Youth ministry
  • Zacharie Bellefleur
  • Zainab Usman
  • Zarathoustra
  • Zarathoustra chrétien
  • Zarathustra
    •   Back
    • Theology

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Popular Posts

  • All Post
  • #BaseCôtesNord
  • #Benjamins_Canada
  • #BokoHaram
  • #BringBackOurGirls
  • #Buhari
  • #Burundi
  • #CatholicChurch
  • #Developpement et Paix
  • #Einstein
  • #EWTN
  • #FirstNations
  • #FourthSundayofLent
  • #Funeral
  • #Gar_right
  • #HumanRight
  • #Igbo
  • #IIT_Lagos
  • #Industrial_training
  • #Insecurity
  • #iPad
  • #iPhone
  • #IsisParisAttack
  • #JEG
  • #Justice
  • #Kateri_Tekakwitha
  • #Kenya
  • #Kenyata
  • #Lent
  • #Mani-Utenam
  • #Mbaka
  • #NationalCatholicReporters
  • #NigerianElection
  • #NigeriaYouths
  • #Nkurunziza
  • #NnamdiKanu
  • #Nutashkuan
  • #Obama
  • #ObyEzekwesili
  • #OMI
  • #OMIQUEBEC
  • #Oration
  • #PierreNkurunziza
  • #Pray4Nigeria
  • #PrayforParis
  • #Premières_Nations.
  • #Putsch
  • #Relativité
  • #ReligioninNigeria
  • #Religious_Life
  • #Science
  • #Storage
  • #Technology
  • #Terrorism
  • #ThéoriedeRelativité
  • #Trial/Error
  • #Uashat
  • #Vide
  • #VoteWisely
  • #YoungOblates
  • abuja
  • Africa
  • African Christianity
  • African Classics
  • African Literature
  • African mythologie
  • African philosophy
  • African Poetry
  • African Saints
  • Afrika
  • Air Canada Canada
  • ALI Nnaemeka Cornelius
  • all saint day
  • Amadioha
  • American dream
  • Americanah
  • Amerindiens
  • Amour
  • Anansi
  • Angels
  • Anges
  • Annunciation
  • Antananarivo
  • antipodes existentiels
  • Apostles
  • APTN
  • Arab spring
  • Archbishop Kaigama
  • Aso rock
  • Assassination of clergies. National Catholic Bishops Conferences of Cameroon
  • Asusu Igbo
  • Athletics
  • Atikamek
  • Autochtones
  • Autocton
  • avenir de la vie religieuse
  • Away (TV Series)
  • Baba Suwe
  • Babcock University
  • Bahamas
  • Bakassi Penisula
  • Balaraba Ramat
  • Baptême
  • Baptême du Seigneur
  • Baptism
  • Barack Obama
  • Béatitude
  • Benedict XVI
  • Benny Hinn
  • Betrayal of Jesus
  • Biafra
  • Biafra war
  • Biafran Civil War
  • Biafran-Nigerian war
  • biodiversité
  • Birthday
  • Bishop Badejo
  • Bishop John Ayah
  • Bishop Sebastianappan Singaroyan
  • Bishops' synods
  • Black Catholics
  • Black Child
  • Black identity
  • Black lives matter
  • Black lives matters
  • Black Panther
  • Black Poetry
  • Black theology
  • Black Time
  • Blackface
  • Blackout
  • Blessed Iwene Tansi
  • Boko-Haram
  • Boko-Haram victims
  • bomb blast
  • bombs
  • Bonjour
  • Brownface
  • Brutalité policière
  • burying the dead
  • Business
  • cabals
  • Cafeteria
  • Calliope
  • Cameroon
  • Cameroun
  • Canada
  • Canadian_Church
  • canotage
  • Capital purnishment
  • Cardinal George
  • Cardinal Sarah
  • Caster Semenya
  • catéchèse
  • Catéchètes
  • Catechism
  • Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria
  • Catholic Church
  • Catholic church and racism
  • Catholic Diocese of Salem
  • Catholicism
  • Catholicity in Igbo land
  • CBCN
  • CBN
  • CCBI
  • Celibacy
  • Célibat des prêtres
  • CENC
  • Centre Afrika
  • Changement climatique
  • Chigozie Obioma
  • Chika Ezeanya
  • Chika Unigwe
  • Child abuse
  • Child soldier
  • Children
  • Children and Mission
  • Children's Corner
  • Children's Psychology
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Chinua Achebe
  • Christian gathering
  • Christian poetry
  • Christmas poem
  • Chrstian showmanship
  • Church services
  • Church Social Development
  • Churches in Nigeria
  • City poetry
  • Civil union
  • Clergy Sexual Abuses
  • Clericalism
  • climat du Nord
  • Coat of arm
  • Cœur d’enfant
  • Collective Consciousness
  • Colonisation
  • coloriage
  • Communauté de foi
  • Communauté religieuse
  • communauté vivante
  • Communautés culturelles
  • Community developement
  • Community life
  • Community School
  • Conclave
  • Conference Épiscopale du Cameroon
  • Conférence Épiscopale du Tchad
  • confinement solitaire
  • Conflict de génération
  • Conseil des églises canadiennes
  • Contercultural revolution
  • Contextual theology
  • Corona Virus
  • Corona Virus et la foi
  • corporal works of mercy
  • Corruption
  • Corruption in Nigeria
  • Côte-Nord
  • Cotes d'Ivoire
  • counterculture
  • Couple
  • Covid Skepticism
  • Covid Skeptics
  • COVID19
  • Covid19andFaith
  • COVID19inNigeria
  • Covid19Poetry
  • Creativity in mission
  • Cross
  • Croyance Chrétienne
  • Crucifix
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cultural resilience
  • Culture
  • Culture of Rape
  • Daily reflection
  • Daily reflections
  • Dambisa Moyo
  • De Gaule
  • Dear Ijeawele
  • Debout
  • Dele Giwa
  • Democracie
  • Democracy
  • Democracy Day Celebration
  • Denis Hurley
  • Denyse Mostert
  • Desjardins
  • Devaluation
  • dialogue
  • dimanche de la parole de Dieu
  • Diplomacy fo Peace
  • Disciples of Emmaus
  • Discipleship
  • Disney World
  • Domination
  • domination occidentale
  • Dorian
  • Douleur d’enfantements
  • Dr Stella Emmanuel
  • Earth Day
  • Easter message
  • ecclésiologie
  • Ecclesiology
  • Ecology
  • ecopoésie
  • Ecumenism
  • Education
  • Église
  • église et mission
  • Église presbytérienne
  • Ekuanitshit
  • Ekuantshit
  • El Rufai
  • emekalison
  • ENDSARS
  • enigma
  • Enugu
  • Enugu-Ezike
  • Epiphany
  • Équilibre mental
  • Est du Québec
  • etc.
  • étoile filante
  • être église
  • Évangélisation
  • existence
  • exploitation
  • Eze Okechukwu
  • facebook
  • Faith
  • Faith and COVID19
  • FaithAndFear
  • Fake miracles
  • famille mazenodienne
  • Famille Myriam
  • Family Church
  • Family ritual
  • Fanaticism
  • Farming ritual
  • fatalité
  • Father figure
  • Fear
  • Feminism
  • Femmes autochtones
  • Fête des mères
  • Fêtes des mères
  • Fiat
  • Fishing
  • Focolare
  • Foi et Turbulences
  • Font baptismal
  • Forbes
  • Fr Joseph Ntumba Maboyi
  • Fr Mbaka
  • France-Afrique
  • Francophonie
  • Frank Santucci
  • Fraternalisation virtuelle
  • Fraternisation virtuelle
  • frein culturel
  • frère soleil
  • Fuel Subsidy
  • Fuel Subsidy removal
  • Gadhaffi
  • Gbagbo
  • Gender discrimination
  • Genocide of India's daughter
  • genre discrimination
  • George Floyd
  • Giant Nation
  • GirlsLivesMatter
  • Globalization
  • Glorious Cross
  • Good Friday
  • Goodluck Jonathan
  • guerre
  • guerre économique
  • Hajj
  • Handicaps
  • Happiness
  • harponage
  • Hassan KUKAH
  • hero
  • Heureux
  • Hilary Swank
  • Histoire de l’Église
  • Hiver
  • Holy Cross
  • Homecoming
  • Homeless Babies
  • Homily
  • Hommage
  • hope poetry
  • Hope Uzodimma
  • House Collapses in lagos
  • Human right
  • Hurricane
  • Hydro-Québec
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • I am George Floyd
  • I.A.A.F.
  • Iconography
  • Ife
  • Igbo Cosmology
  • Igbo Culture
  • Igbo girls
  • Igbo language
  • Igbo women
  • Immigrant
  • Imo State
  • Imperialisme
  • Imperialisme etc
  • In the name of Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit
  • Inculturation
  • India
  • indigenous spirituality
  • Industrial Institute of Technology
  • infant baptism
  • Innu
  • Innu poetry
  • innu-aiamun
  • Innu-aimun
  • innushkuess
  • Institut Tshakapesh
  • Interculturalité
  • interculturality
  • Interfaith dialogue
  • International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
  • Intersectional theology
  • intersectionality
  • Isaiah 55
  • Islam
  • Jean Vanier
  • Jeoy Velasco
  • Jesus
  • Jesusthustra
  • Jesustraphilia
  • Jesuthoustra
  • John 18:33-40
  • Joint Mars Initiative
  • Jos
  • Journée Africaine
  • Joyce Echaquan
  • Jun Mercado
  • Justice and Peace
  • Justice For Uwa
  • Justice sociale
  • Justin Trudeau
  • Kagame
  • kakatshat
  • Kanatamat
  • Kelvin Ugwuh
  • Khiona
  • Kola Nut
  • l’Arche
  • L’Église
  • La lutte autochtone
  • La messe
  • la neige
  • La Police au Nord du Québec
  • La sûreté du Québec
  • Lagos Construction Sector
  • Langue innue
  • le nord
  • Le Seigneur vient
  • Leadership
  • les vieux anges
  • Liberation theology
  • linguistic science
  • Literature
  • littérature autochtone
  • Louis Studer
  • Lourdes
  • Lumumba
  • lutte contre la drogue
  • Madiba
  • makushan
  • Malala
  • Malawi
  • Mallam Abba Kyari
  • Manifestation of God
  • manipulation
  • Maniutenam
  • Mara phone
  • Marcel TOWA
  • Maria Fearing
  • mariage
  • Marie
  • Mariologie
  • Marriage
  • Marriage in Nigeria
  • Marriage proposal
  • Mathieu André
  • Matimekosh
  • Matimekush-Lac John
  • Maya Angelou
  • Mère d’espérance
  • Message de Noël
  • Mgr Balla
  • Mgr Jean Marie Benoît Balla
  • Mgr Yves Plumey
  • Mgrs Fortunatus Neachukwu
  • Michel Hébert
  • Millet Farming
  • Mingan
  • Minor Seminary
  • mishta-shipu
  • Mission
  • mission 3.0
  • Mission autochtones
  • mission guidelines
  • Mission Innu
  • Mission Innue
  • missionaire
  • Missionaries Oblats
  • missionary
  • Missionary challenges
  • missionary letter
  • Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate
  • Missionary of Saint Paul
  • MissionInnue
  • missionnaire
  • Missionnaire noirs
  • Missionnaires
  • Mitt Romney
  • Mois d’histoire des noirs
  • Mother Earth
  • mourning
  • MSP
  • My country
  • my father
  • Naija
  • Naija Poetry
  • Naira
  • Naskapi Cap
  • Nathaniel Chukwuebuka
  • Nation innue
  • National Anthem
  • National Pledge
  • Native Princess
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Neocolonization
  • Netflixing
  • New Evangelization
  • New York City
  • NewsWatch Magazine
  • Ngozi Ezeanya
  • Nietzsche
  • Nigeria
  • Nigeria men and rape
  • Nigerian Catholic Church
  • Nigerian Catholicism
  • Nigerian Catholics
  • Nigerian Christian Persecution
  • Nigerian Church
  • Nigerian Civil War
  • Nigerian Economy
  • Nigerian election
  • Nigerian female students
  • Nigerian Flag
  • Nigerian Government
  • Nigerian Martyrs
  • Nigerian poetry
  • Nigerian police
  • Nigerian Police Force
  • Nigerian politics
  • Nigerian Society
  • Nigerian Transport companies
  • Nigerian women
  • Nigerianleadership
  • Nkruma
  • nkuzi nke okwukwe
  • Nnaemeka Ali
  • Nneka
  • Nok
  • NoMassInTimeOfCovid19
  • Nord
  • nordicité
  • Northern poetry
  • Northern Quebec
  • NoToDrug
  • Notre-Dame des Douleurs
  • Nsukka
  • nuitshimit
  • Nuns
  • NYSC
  • o.m.i
  • O’Bomsawin
  • Oblate
  • Oblate missions
  • oblates
  • OblatesVoices
  • Oblats
  • occupy Nigeria
  • OCH
  • Ode
  • Okonjo-Iweala
  • Old Angels
  • OMI Cameroun
  • OMI Congo
  • OMI US Province
  • OMICameroun
  • OMIWorld
  • Onaiyekan
  • Online Worshiping
  • Opinion
  • Oraison
  • Orisha
  • Ouatara
  • Our Lady of Sorrow
  • Pachamama
  • paean
  • Panafricanism
  • Pandemics
  • Papal Audience
  • Pape François
  • Parish
  • Parle du jour
  • paroisse
  • Parole de Dieu
  • Pasteur
  • Pastoral
  • pastoral creativity
  • pastorale
  • pastorale jeunesse
  • Paul Biya
  • Peace
  • peace poetry
  • Peace resolution
  • peacebuilding
  • pèlerin
  • pentecostalism
  • pentecostalism and our culture
  • périphéries existentielles
  • Philippines
  • philosophy african
  • pidgin poetry
  • Pierre Nkurunziza
  • PIN 10-DAY POETRY CHALLENGE MAY 2019
  • Place Tahir
  • plan nord
  • Pocahontas
  • Poem
  • Poème
  • Poème religieux
  • Poésie
  • Poésie autochtones
  • Poésie religieuse
  • PoesieCovid19
  • PoésieNordique
  • poète militant
  • Poetry
  • police brutality
  • Political defection
  • Political Poetry
  • politics
  • pope
  • Pope Francis
  • Port Harcourt
  • portage
  • Post Covid19 Church
  • post-covid19 mission
  • post-covid19ienne
  • potter
  • Pottery
  • Prayer
  • Prejudice. Literature.
  • prêtre missionnaire
  • Prière
  • Prière à Marie
  • Prières à Marie
  • priesthood
  • Princesse indienne
  • Printemps
  • Prosperity gospel
  • Prosperity preachers
  • Provincial Superior
  • Psaume de la creation
  • Québec
  • race humaine
  • Racial prejudice
  • Racism
  • Racism in Amrica
  • Racisme Systèmique
  • Radio Ville Marie
  • RapistsAreCriminals
  • Ratzinger
  • rebelion
  • rebellion
  • reconciliation
  • Religieux
  • Religion
  • Religious Crisis
  • Religious Diologue
  • religious proliferation. sects
  • Religious sisters
  • Return to Spirit
  • Risana Nafeek
  • Rita Mestokosho
  • ritual
  • Rivière Mingan
  • Rivière Saint Laurent
  • Rivière-Nipissis
  • Robert Mugabe
  • Rochas
  • RTC
  • Rudoph Okonkwo
  • Ruwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Sacraments
  • Sacred Signs
  • Sahara Reporters
  • Saint Eugene de Mazenod
  • Sainte Africaine
  • Samurai
  • Sarkozy
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Schefferville
  • Sede Vacante
  • Semaine d'unité chrétienne
  • Senghor
  • Sept-Îles
  • Série Télévisée
  • SexForGrade
  • Seyi Rhodes
  • Shango
  • Sharia law
  • Sign of the cross
  • Signes baptismaux
  • Sisters_in_spirit
  • Skidoo
  • Slavery
  • Smokey mountain
  • Social Justice
  • Social theology
  • SocialMediaBill
  • Society
  • sociological vs anthropological problems
  • sociology
  • Solitary confinement
  • Sous-developement
  • South Africa
  • South African Apartheid Heroes
  • South Afrika
  • Spiritual paternalism
  • Spiritualité autochtone
  • Spiritualité virtuelle
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Eugene De Mazenod nous parle
  • St Martin's Parish Ihiteowerre
  • Startup
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Ste Joséphine Bahkita
  • stéréotype
  • Suicide
  • Sultan of Sokoto
  • Sunday Réflection
  • Sunday reflections
  • Sureté du Québec
  • Tambour
  • The 2013 Nigerian Budget
  • the Church
  • The heart of a child
  • Thé Salada
  • Theresa Mamah
  • Thinking Black
  • ThisdayNigeria
  • Tourisme Sept-Îles
  • Toxicomanie
  • Troisième Dimanche de Carême
  • Trudeau
  • Tshakapesh
  • Tshiuetin
  • U.N.
  • Ubuntu
  • Ugbaike
  • Ujamaa
  • Umura Primary School
  • UN
  • Uncategorized
  • Unconditional love
  • une journée parfaite
  • Union Africaine
  • US Presidential race
  • Vacant seat
  • Vatican
  • Vatican. Catholic Church
  • Vendredi du 5ème semaine de carême
  • Vera Uwaila Omozuwa
  • vérité et réconciliation
  • Virgin Mary
  • Viri probati
  • Virtual spirituality
  • vocation
  • vulnérabilité et fragilité
  • War
  • Weaponization of religion
  • women's right defense
  • Word of life
  • World Bank
  • WorldNews
  • xenophobia
  • xenophobic attack
  • Yoda
  • You should be Afraid
  • young engineer
  • Young missionaries
  • Youth
  • Youth Corps
  • Youth ministry
  • Zacharie Bellefleur
  • Zainab Usman
  • Zarathoustra
  • Zarathoustra chrétien
  • Zarathustra
    •   Back
    • Theology

Newsletter

JOIN THE FAMILY!

Stay up to date

You have been successfully Subscribed! Please Connect to Mailchimp first
Edit Template

© 2023 Alisonomi | The brain behind iPriest