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NIGERIA, OJUKWU, AZIKIWE, BIAFRA & BEYOND THE RISING SUN deals with the post independence climate in Nigeria, the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, with particular reference to the central role played by General Odumegwu Ojukwu and the tangential part played by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. It examines the post-war politics of leadership and the lack thereof in present-day Nigeria that continues to be plagued with repeating echoes from the past. The book offers suggestions as to a possible road map for the future.

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Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu was born on April 30, 1941 in Ezeogba, Emekuku, Owerri Imo State. He attended Holy Ghost Juniorate, Ihiala (1954-1956), Holy Ghost College, Owerri (1957-1958) and Holy Family Higher School, Abak (1959-1960). He received an ASPAU Scholarship (African Scholarship Program of American Universities) to Georgetown University, Washington D. C. receiving a B.A. in French (1964) with minors in German and Philosophy. He obtained an LL.B. with distinction in 1966 from La Salle Extension University, Chicago and M.A. (1966) from The Johns Hopkins University, a Diplome d'Etudes from the University of Paris, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, France and a Ph.D (1967) in Romance Languages with Distinction in Oral Boards (French and Spanish) from The Johns Hopkins University. He was Professor of French and Founder/Director African Studies Program at the SUNY at Buffalo (1969-1973) and visiting Professor at several Universities, SUNY at Albany, SUNY at Old Westbury, Howard University, University of Pittsburgh, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, etc Diplomatic Service When the Biafran war broke out in 1967, due to the recognition of his valuable contributions and genuine patriotism, Dr. Mezu was appointed Biafran/Government Special Representative and Ambassador to Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire at the age of 27 by Colonel Odumegwu Ojukwu. He was co-founder and Deputy Director, Biafra Historical Research Center, Paris, July 1967 – July 1968 then Biafra’s semi-official diplomatic mission to France and Europe. He was also Biafran delegate and French expert to various peace delegations to Ivory Coast (President Felix Houphouet-Boigny), Senegal, (President Leopold Sedar Senghor), Gabon (President Albert Bernard Bongo), etc. and to peace Conferences in Niamey, Niger Republic (President Hamani Diori, 1968) and in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia (Emperor Haile Selassie, 1968). Dr. Mezu is married to Dr. Rose Ure Mezu for forty-three years. They have ten children. The works of Dr. Mezu include The Philosophy of Pan-Africanism, The Tropical Dawn, poems; Leopold Sédar Senghor et la défense et illustration de la civilisation noire; Black Leaders of the Centuries; Behind the Rising Sun, a novel about the Biafran war; Modern Black Literature; The Literary Works of Senghor; Igbo Market Literature; The Meaning of Africa to Afro-Americans: A Comparative Study Of Race & Racism; Umu Ejima; Leopold Sedar Senghor; Ken Saro-Wiwa: the life and times, etc.

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