Beneath the Tamarind Tree by Isha Sesay
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Beneath the Tamarind Tree : A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram by Isha Sesay
The first definitive account of the lost girls of Boko Haram and why their story still matters-by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay. In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better lives for themselves, but pursuing an education made them targets, resulting in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. While the Chibok kidnapping made international headlines, and prompted the #BringBackOurGirls movement, many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful night remain about the girls' experiences in captivity, and where many of them are today. In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, Isha Sesay tells this story as no one else can.
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