Linked is a horrible story of the "genocide" of the Igbo people of Nigeria. Not to make light of the horrors, but the article's author presents a very one-sided affair.
I wrote the following in an e-mail to the editor. If he replies, I will post it.
Don't know much about Igbo/Nigerian history, but it seems the author of this article has manichean/tendentious view of the subject. He presents the Igbo as advanced, intelligent, evolved, and the Yoruba/Fulani/Hausa as bloodthirsty savages. Not knowing much about the events described herein, it does smack of sectarianism. I wonder, does the editor stand behind this version of events? I haven't known many non-Igbo Nigerians but the ones I have met have told me that the Igbo were involved in the slave trade, and were very unpopular with their fellow countrymen as a result.
I would be happy to know if this article is rebutted.
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Even if unbalanced, this is worth a read if you are interested in the topic.