Interview with Mary Ellen Chijioke

In December 2017 I had the privilege of interviewing Mary Chijioke. Mary is the youngest of 5 children of Douglas and Alice Wardell Graffin of Chappaqua, New York, USA. She is the wife of Mark Chijioke, and together they have...

Interview of Professor Mark Chijioke

In December 2017 I had the privilege of interviewing Mark Chijioke. Mark was the first Nigerian dean of the School of Engineering at Nsukka, and also the first Nigerian engineering professor in the country. Amongst many things, he was always...

In Your Own Words with Madu Udeh

Originally a celebration of Black History Month, February 2018, Middlebury College’s Davis Family Library initiated a series of oral interviews, “In Your Own Words.” In them, Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer engages members of the community who trace their...

The Biafra War: A Perspective from My Grandmother

A look at one of Nigeria’s crucial disheartening moment in history, the Biafra War, from the view of my grandmother. Note: (my sister is having a tantrum so she’s screaming, sorry)