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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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The Girl Comes Back With Fire In Her Chest || Three Poems By TITILOPE SONUGA November 17, 2017 – Posted in: The Chibok Girls

We at Kawe decided to share these powerful poems by Titilope Sonuga. The three poems here are dedicated to the Chibok Girls. In the poems she explores what these girls may have endured and other ways they have had to vanish in order to survive. The poems here are from her forthcoming collection – THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR. ********** WE DREW CHIBOK ON THE MAP IN OUR BLOOD “No matter who my daughter is…

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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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