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One night in April 2014, members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram raided the small town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria and abducted 276 young girls from the local boarding school. The event caused massive, international outrage. Using the hashtag "Bring Back Our Girls", politicians, activists, and celebrities from all around the world - among them First Lady Michelle Obama and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai - protested.
Some of the girls were able to escape and award winning journalist Wolfgang Bauer spent several weeks with them as they recounted their ordeal. In Stolen Girls, he gives voice to these girls, allowing them to speak for themselves - about their lives before the abduction, about the horrors during their captivity, and their dreams of a better future.
Bauer also examines the historical and political background of the Islamist terror in the heart of Africa, showing how Boko Haram works and describing the damage it has done to the fragile balance of ethnicities and cultures in one of the world's most diverse regions.
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Another great negative narrative of Nigeria
Stolen Girls is a book about the terror and horror of boko haram in Nigeria. The narrative of the Stole Girls is deeply motivating and compelling. However, I am constantly worried about foreign writer making extraordinary sacrifices to capture the negative narrative of Nigeria. it is systematically done over and over again. This book is one of the pheltora of books on the negative narrative of Nigeria. I challenge Wolfgang and his team to travel back to Nigeria and also capture the positive narrative of Nigeria and create a more balanced narrative of the POWERFUL GIRLS of Nigeria. Women in Nigeria positively transforming the economy. Women in Nigeria positively transforming the culture. Looking forward to POWERFUL GIRLS.
1 person found this helpful
I want everyone I know to read this, to know, to understand.
**insert anything you could say about life** :: Meanwhile in Nigeria...
On a performance note, wonderful voices for each character.
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Hard But Necessary Read
This was a hard read because you feel so helpless but it is necessary because it is informative.
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