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A Nigerian Book Review by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo

They shed their Khakis for Agbadas. They still toy with our fortunes and our future!

Max Siollun’s Website


An author’s peep into Nigeria’s military years

A review of Max Siollun’s book, Soldiers of Fortune by Sylva Nze Ifedigbo.

HISTORY matters and history well told, in an engaging manner devoid of academic encumbrance, matters even more, especially when it is about Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, which is set to celebrate the centenary of its existence next year, 2014. At this point when the younger generation of her over 160 million large population is contemplating the future of their country, a proper knowledge of the past, where the rain began to beat, as a popular Igbo adage will say, is imperative to ensure that the future is a different story, for as George Santayana once noted, those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Brilliant historian, Max Siollun, satisfies the yearning of many, Nigerians and non Nigerians alike, who have long sought an insight into…

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Development and policy analyst with a strong interest in the arts and inclusive social change. Dabbles occasionally into poetry and literary criticism!

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