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Testimony

Elizabeth Bird interviews 96-year old survivor Sylvester Okocha, Asaba, 2009

Elizabeth Bird interviews 96-year old survivor
Sylvester Okocha, Asaba, 2009.

By late 2011, the research team had interviewed over 50 people who witnessed or survived the killings in Asaba. Some were recorded at the 2009 October Symposium, others in Lagos, Asaba, Benin City, and Ibadan, during three visits to Nigeria by Bird and Ottanelli from 2009 to 2011. On the following pages, video clips from various interviewees tell the story of what happened on the 6-7th October, and speak of the need to remember. More will be added soon.

Our partners in the USF Library are developing an archive of complete transcripts and audio files of all the interviews. Some are already available, while others will be added as they are transcribed and catalogued. To search these transcripts, visit http://guides.lib.usf.edu/content.php?mode=preview&pid=49131&sid=665222#