A Letter Away From Asaba: A Novella

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A Letter Away From Asaba: A Novella

A Letter Away From Asaba: A Novella

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The podcast host Claudia Efemini, author, history undergrad and dear friend asked us questions that really challenged Esther and I to reflect on our experiences at The University of Edinburgh. I did not know a lot about the Nigerian civil war before reading, and it honestly opened my eyes to the injustice censorship can cause. At McGill, I am looking forward to taking a variety of courses in history and political science exploring a range of areas such as African history, international relations, and indigeneity. You’ll hear from them in their own words about their experiences, ambitions, insights, and any advice they’d give to fellow women seeking to leave the planet better than they found it.

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. It is one of the more interesting words in the English language, in that its connotative meaning can be either very negative or very positive. Efemini does not refrain from straightforward and unapologetic honesty, transporting the reader with the courageous voices of Chioma and Onome.

Her novel, Little River, explores Scotland’s role in slavery in the Caribbean, with a particular focus on Scottish sugar barons in Jamaica from 1731 to 1812. With her recently published historical fiction novel, A Letter Away From Asaba, The Edinburgh Tab had the pleasure of interviewing her about her book, inspiration, and writing process. This work has left me inspired and hopeful that young voices will not allow history to remain neglected under the chronicles of British colonisation. This is far from easy, and they await a series of hurdles in ways they least expect that, in contrast, try to ensure that the victims of the massacre die in vain. I am so thrilled to announce that my debut novel ‘A Letter Away From Asaba’ will be published in spring 2023.Thank you Retrospect Journal HCA for recognising the importance of this book and announcing it on your platform. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. To all the young Black girls wondering if you’ve made the right decision, or pondering on whether you’ll fit in at Edinburgh… I hope you see yourself in this podcast, and above all, I hope it brings you some comfort! Claudia Efemini is the author of A Letter Away From Asaba, a historical fiction on the censorship of the Asaba massacre during the Nigerian Civil War. The cover beautifully encapsulates the story of Onome and Chioma as they respectively navigate the streets of London and Asaba faced with intense censorship following the Asaba massacre.

Both characters were bold, courageous, and brilliantly written; they accomplished much more than individuals at their (fictional) time were able to. A letter Away from Asaba is an emotional and intimate account of the Asaba massacre that occurred in 1967, Nigeria. When such horrifying events like wars and massacres occur, it is all too easy to become overwhelmed by the brutal deaths, and often the sheer number of them.The last sentence of this book written in Claudia’s acknowledgments is as follows; “through reading this historical fictional narrative, I hope it inspires people to seek out their history and immerse themselves into crucial historical discourse. As I read it, memories of my school days and the places where I have lived come to life, which helps me empathize with the characters. I started working on this novella in December 2021 so it is amazing to finally visualise the book and be offered an artistic representation of my manuscript. A Letter Away From Asaba, an epistolary novella, is a historical fictional narrative centred on the Asaba massacre of the Nigerian Civil War. Such a mindset demonstrates a lack of empathy and a lack of desire to make amends for the harm caused.

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