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December Author Spotlight : Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani December 5, 2019 – Posted in: Author Spotlight, Uncategorized

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani is a Nigerian novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist. Her debut novel, I Do Not Come to you by Chance, won the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Africa), a Betty Trask First Book award, and was named by the Washington Post as one of the Best Books of 2009. Her debut Young Adult novel, Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, based on interviews with girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, was…

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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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