In Love And In War
Daniel, a young Eastern Nigerian, and Nora, a white English woman, fall in love as students at New York University in 1960. Bound by their insecurities, non-conformism, loss of their love child, and affection for fathers who reject them, their relationship faces the ultimate test when the Nigerian conflict breaks out and Daniel joins the Biafran army.
Nora goes to Biafra in spite of her lover’s reservations and they are compelled to make drastic decisions against the backdrop of a brutal civil war and Nora’s medical condition which makes having another baby terribly risky. This is a story of tragic, heroic, and self-revealing love set against the background of one of Africa’s most terrible wars.
About the author.
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema is a writer, historian, and teacher. He studied History and International Studies at Imo State University, Owerri. His fiction and non-fiction have been published in literary and non-literary media such as Kalahari Review, Brittle paper, naijastories.com, qwenu.com, author-me.com, africanwriter.com, SUN (Nigeria) newspaper, and the anthology ‘Rachel’s Academy Heroes and Other Stories.’ His short fiction has won prizes, including a highly commended award in the 2005 Commonwealth short story competition and the In-House Winner prize for the 2019 Magic Wand Romance Contest.
Henry Chukwuemeka Onyema
Magic Wand Publishing