100 YEARS AFTER THE INFLUENZA OF 1920 IN IGBOLAND (NIGERIA): IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF?

100 YEARS AFTER THE INFLUENZA OF 1920 IN IGBOLAND (NIGERIA): IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF?

By Rev Fr Angelo Chidi Unegbu ([email protected]) 1) According to the reports of Elizabeth Isichei, one of the most renowned Igbo historians, “in 1920 Igboland was swept by a deadly influenza epidemic which was, of course, ¬†worldwide. In the north-east a mission doctor estimated that 80 percent of the population was affected. It was especially …

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