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New York Times Interviews 18 Girls Who Were Captured by Boko Haram Militants… November 24, 2017 – Posted in: The Chibok Girls

The New York Times interviewed 18 girls who were captured by militants in Nigeria and sent into crowds to blow themselves up. Here are their stories. The girls didn’t want to kill anyone. They walked in silence for a while, the weight of the explosives around their waists pulling down on them as they fingered the detonators and tried to think of a way out. I don’t know how to get this thing off me,” Hadiza, 16,…

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10 Reasons Why We Should All Read THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA November 11, 2017 – Posted in: The Chibok Girls

On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by the deadly terrorist group – Boko Haram. Fifty-seven of them escaped over the next few months, but most were never heard from again. A day after the kidnappings, the Nigerian military’s top spokesman claimed that “all 129 girls” except eight had been rescued, only to retract the statement a day later, still unsure about the…

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November Read : The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila November 8, 2017 – Posted in: The Chibok Girls

Our Book for the month of November is THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA. Chibok girls tells the story of The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamic Militancy in Nigeria. 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.

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