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Two pivotal events happened in ALAIGBO, 20 years apart on the SAME day -November 18:

#IvaValleyMassacre [1949; Enugu] and #AbaWomensWar [1929; Started in Oloko/Aba area/Owerri province, and spread to Calabar province and other areas]

1/ A Thread on 1929:…
2/ #NwanyiBuIfe #AbaWomensWar1929 #WomensWar90

"A two-month rebellion waged by local market women from the Igbo tribe of southeastern Nigeria against the excessive powers of the British government and its warrant chiefs at the height of colonialism."…
3/ "The Women’s War of 1929 holds an iconic place in the history of the Igbo and Ibibio people of South Eastern Nigeria. It has been a focal point for gender studies, nationalism, resistance, and cultural anthropology..."
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