THE YEAR IGBOS SCAMPERED FOR SAFETY.
War is not just hell it is mass confusion and whenever I see this picture I remember Fela’s everything skatta skatta. Here Biafran’s flee from the approaching Federal Army. But they disagree on what route is safer. One group heads North and the other South.
It is this constant movement that begged for a high calorie intake and resulted in so many people collapsing. However as Achebe pointed out in There was a Country it is this same persistent networking and mass community effort that allowed extended families to remain intact even thousands of miles away from their initial starting point.
The fact that you were in deed your brothers keeper allowed the Igbo to survive.