Yakubu Gowon: Soldier-Statesman. A Daily Sketch Souvenir, October 19, 1970. Authors.

Yakubu Gowon: Soldier-Statesman. A Daily Sketch Souvenir, October 19, 1970

Ibadan: Sketch Publishing Company, 1970. First Edition. State-sponsored paean to Yakubu Gowon, head of Nigeria's military government from 1966 to 1974, and the key figure in Nigeria's three-year civil war to prevent the seccession of the Eastern Region (known briefly as Biafra). Photographic illustrations (halftones). Gowon came to power in a military coup but was deposed in 1974 after refusing to accede to a general election. An uncommon relic of the Biafran conflict, issued as a supplement to the government-owned Nigerian newspaper The Daily Sketch. Quarto. Glossy wrappers; 64pp; illus. Corners rolled; mild toning to text; occasional creasing to contents; about Very Good.

Price: $125.00

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