A photo graphic record of the crisis in Nigeria in the early 1960’s and the resulting Biafran secession from Nigeria and the subsequent terrible civil war.

£12.00

1st edition, soft covers, 220 illustrated pages, published in 1971. In very good original condition. Some minor wear to the edges of the soft cover.

“PETER OBE (28 DECEMBER 1932-1 SEPTEMBER 2013)

Just as the Daily Times where he was for several decades chief photographer, was the generic name for newspapers, he was also for a long time the generic name for photography in Nigeria. If you wasted time in taking a photograph, you were automatically written off as “not Peter Obe.” On the other hand, if you exhibited some measure of mastery, you earned the name, “Peter Obe.”

He was a legend. Indeed, in the Daily Times, he was not mentioned by name; rather, he was “Ace” indicating his high quality, excellence. His photographs were always stamped “Exclusives.” And, truly, they were: in a different class.

His coverage of the Nigerian civil war for the Daily Times resulted in a one-of-its-kind book, “Nigeria: A Decade of Crisis in Pictures.””