Or the free copy to review Not what I expected I will have to look to other resources for the information that I was seekingThe turmoil despair and corruption are rampant and never ending This book doesn t hold back Politics and money have nothing to do with the welfare of humans I m left dejected at the close of The Chibok Girls I was iven an eArc of this book from the publisher via Netgalley This was exactly what I wanted It Tame an Older Man (Harlequin American Romance, gives background about the Chibok kidnappings and Boko Haram in a personal up close way that only journalist writer Helon Habila can I find almost all reports and news stories about the Chibokirls to be sterile and inconsistent and the interviews with those involved seem to drip with fear This is the first time I ve really felt like I was Treacherous Is the Night (Verity Kent, getting some truth Helon travelled to these places and OnEmploying a fiction writer's sensibility and a journalist's curiosity 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 thatave rise to the conflicts that have ravaged the region to this
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Wn journey to Chibook which is informative the scary checkpoints the kids carrying weapons and wearing fatigues the bumpy truck rides He finds a few people to interview that were present the night of the kidnapping but doesn t A Miracle, A Universe go in to detail this is what a wanted Instead weet or less a I heard noise I looked the irls were one clip He also finds a Aguecheeks Beef, Belchs Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections girl to interview but even that didn t provide anything other than i jumped off the truck and ran The author spends time talking about the politics that lead to the kidnapping which are certainly interesting and informative There is hardly any mention whatsoever of where theirls are now either speculatively or truthfully or what is being done to save them or what Boko Haram is up to these daysOverall this book left me with uestions than I had to begin withThanks NetGalley Ount of this tragedy that stunned the world With compassion and deep understanding of historical context Habila tells the stories of the irls and the anguish of their parents; chronicles the rise of Boko Haram and the Nigerian overnment's inept response; and captures the indifference of the media and the international community whose attention has moved.
A brilliant and brave book 4 stars only because I didn t like the occasional interjection of history lessons with the accountThis is my first Habila and I can t wait to read his fiction to determine which style I like bestThis book contained historical lessons on the Boko Haram and it also highlights the discrimination faced by northern Christians in Nigeria both from the Muslim indigenes who treat them as second class citizens and southerners who ascribe the north to just HausaFulani and Muslim thereby zeroing our their existenceMore importantly the book tells the tale of how ord Other than through the media I did not know much about the story of the Boko Haram kidnapping of over 250 By Words Alone girls in Chibook Nigeria I had hopes that this book would help with some of the details but was left wanting a LOT The author shares his On April 14 2014 276irls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by Boko Haram the world's deadliest terrorist Constantinople and the West group Most were never heard from again Acclaimed Nigerian novelist Helon Habila whorew up in northern Nigeria returned to Chibok and ained intimate access to the families of the kidnapped to offer a devastating acc.
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Helon Habila was born in Nigeria in 1967 He studied literature at the University of Jos and taught at the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi before moving to Lagos to work as a journalist In Lagos he wrote his first novel Waiting for an Angel which won the Caine Prize in 2001 Waiting for an Angel has been translated into many languages including Dutch Italian Swedish and FrenchIn 2002 he moved