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The Chibok Girls

The Boko Haram Kidnappings & Islamic Militancy in Nigeria

Helon Habila



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Penguin Books Ltd
15 April 2017
True crime; History; Religious intolerance, persecution & conflict; Terrorist attack; Revolutionary groups & movements
An urgent Penguin Special investigating the 2014 mass-kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by the world's deadliest terrorists On 14th April 2014, 276 girls disappeared from a secondary school in northern Nigeria, kidnapped by the world's deadliest terror group. A tiny number have escaped back to their families but over 200 remain missing. Reporting from inside the traumatised and blockaded community of Chibok, Helon Habila tracks down the survivors and the bereaved. Two years after the attack, he bears witness to their stories and to their grief. And moving from the personal to the political, he presents a comprehensive indictment of Boko Haram, tracing the circumstances of their ascent and the terrible fallout of their ongoing presence in Nigeria.
By:   Helon Habila
Imprint:   Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   75g
ISBN:   9780241980897
ISBN 10:   0241980895
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   15 April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helon Habila is a Nigerian novelist, poet and academic. He is the author of the novels Waiting for an Angel, Measuring Time and Oil on Water, and has won literary prizes including the Caine Prize and the Windham/Campbell Literature Prize. He teaches creative writing at George Mason University, Washington, and his most recent book The Chibok Girls will be published by Penguin Books in April 2017.

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Publisher's description. An urgent investigation of the infamous 2014 kidnapping of 276 girls from a school in Nigeria. Reporting from inside the traumatised and blockaded community of Chibok, Helon Habila bears witness to this tragedy, interviewing grieving families and returning survivors, and presenting a comprehensive indictment of the terrorist crimes of Boko Haram. Penguin

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