The declaration of the Republic of Biafra led to a 30-month brutal civil war which claimed over 2 million lives in Biafra. Most of these victims were children who died from hunger, disease, and bombardment. Many were flown abroad to Gabon for safety, but after the cessation of hostilities, most of them were never returned to their families.

This book is a compendium of the individual stories written by men and women who were children aged between 3 and 15 during the war. It takes you through their journeys and their lives during the period July 1967 to January 1970, and captures their experiences in Biafra, in their own words.

 -Through the Eyes of the Child

A Civil War that took 3 million lives narrated by the voices of the children who lived through it.


All across war torn countries, Children are living through unimaginable horrors. 25 child survivors of the Nigerian Civil War in this incredibly poignant anthology, lend their voices in saying, “No child should ever be part of war.”