The Chibok Girls

The Chibok Girls

The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamic Militancy in Nigeria

Book - 2016
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"Acclaimed novelist Helon Habila, who grew up in northern Nigeria, returned to Chibok and gained intimate access to the families of the kidnapped to offer a devastating account of a tragedy that stunned the world. With compassion and a deep understanding of the historical context, Habila tells the stories of the girls and the anguish of their parents; chronicles the rise of Boko Haram and the Nigerian government's inept response; and captures the indifference of the media and the international community whose attention has long moved on. Employing a fiction writer's sensibility and a journalist's curiosity, The Chibok Girls provides poignant portraits of everyday Nigerians whose lives have been transformed by extremist forces. Habila illuminates the long history of colonialism--and unmasks cultural and religious dynamics--that gave rise to the conflicts that have ravaged the region to this day." -- Publisher's description
Publisher: New York : Columbia Global Reports, [2016]
ISBN: 9780997126464
0997126469
Branch Call Number: 363.325 HABILA
Characteristics: 123 pages : map ; 19 cm

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