It is the late 1960s and Debbie Ogedemgbe, the daughter of a corrupt Nigerian minister, defies her parent’s authority by joining the army. Torn between the traditional role of a Nigerian woman and her desire to be involved in the struggle that is pulling her country apart, Debbie’s inner conflict comes to reflect the violence around her. Alan Grey, her English lover, is supposedly in Nigeria as a military adviser – but is he simply there to protect British interests? In this vibrant, action-packed novel, generals and politicians jockey for power while ordinary people on both sides of the river Niger are left fight the real battle.
“In Destination Biafra is my dream woman, Debbie Ogedemgbe”. Buchi Emecheta