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Helon Habila

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Year of Publication: 2016

Habila, Helon, The Chibok Girls. The Boko Haram Kidnappings And Islamist Militancy In Nigeria, New York , Columbia Global Reports, 2016

Nigerian novelist Helon Habila tells the stories of the girls who have been kidnapped by Boko Harama in the northern part of Nigeria and the impact on their families. Having a deep understanding of the historical context, the author also illuminates the long history of colonialism, and the influence of cultural and religious dynamics that gave rise to conflicts in this region.