The literary world is abuzz with the news that Achebe in 2010, on the fiftieth anniversary of Nigeria’s independence, and the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Biafran war; is working on a major opus – Reflections on the Nigerian Civil War 1967-1970.
It will cover a chronological history of events that led to, occurred during, and took place immediately after one of the bloodiest wars in history that claimed about 2 million lives. Because the work will be about his life in the milieu of the tragedy, it will not be a strictly historical but autobiographical work. He envisions a book of over 300 pages.
Now, that is something to look forward to.