Nigeria Ojukwu Azikiwe Biafra: Beyond the Rising Sun. The book deals with the post independent climate in Nigeria, the Nigeria/Biafra Civil War, with particular reference to the central role played by General Odumegwu Ojukwu and the tangential part played by Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe during the civil war. It examines the post-war politics of leadership and lack thereof in Nigeria plagued with repeating echoes from the past and with suggestions as to a possible road map for the future.
Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu was born on April 30, 1941 in Ezeogba, Emekuku, Owerri Imo State. He received a B.A. in French (1964) with minors in German and Philosophy from Georgetown University. He obtained an LL.B. in 1966 from La Salle Extension University, Chicago, IL; Diplome d'Etudes, University of Paris, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Sorbonne, France, and M.A. (1966), Ph.D (1967) in Romance Languages from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Maryland. In the 1979, he helped found the Imo State branch of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) and as Secretary of the Nigerian Peoples Party (NPP) he installed and helped to elect Governor Samuel Onunaka Mbakwe and other notable names to office. He is also a renowned writer, scholar, philanthropist, and publisher, establishing Black Academy Press, Inc. in 1969. He was Biafran Ambassador to Cote d'Ivoire Some of the works of Dr. S. Okechukwu Mezu include The Philosophy of Pan-Africanism, (Georgetown University Press, 1965), The Tropical Dawn, poems, (1966); Leopold Sedar Senghor et la defense et illustration de la civilisation noire, (Marcel Didier, 1968); Black Leaders of the Centuries; Behind the Rising Sun, a novel about the Biafran war. (William Heinemann, Ltd., 1971)' (African Writers Series, No. 113); Modern Black Literature, (1971); The Literary Works of Senghor, (Heinemann Educational Books, 1972); Igbo Market Literature, 5 vols., (1972, 4000 p.); The Meaning of Africa to Afro-Americans: A Comparative Study Of Race & Racism, (1972); Umu Ejima (The Twins, 1975), Leopold Sedar Senghor, (Heinemann, 1973);Ken Saro-Wiwa: the life and times, and many other works.