The Chibok Girls

Kawe Book Club Meeting (November): The Chibok Girls

Kawe Book Club Meeting (November): The Chibok Girls

Hey Kawe Fam! Hope you had an amazing (Long) weekend? Over the weekend, we gathered to discuss our book for last month, THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA! It was such an amazing time as we discussed lots of issues. According to Okezi, a member of Kawe Book Club; “It felt a lot like newspaper stories but from a first person account. I liked how it presented the north. Themes like unity, religi... »

New York Times Interviews 18 Girls Who Were Captured by Boko Haram Militants…

New York Times Interviews 18 Girls Who Were Captured by Boko Haram Militants…

The New York Times interviewed 18 girls who were captured by militants in Nigeria and sent into crowds to blow themselves up. Here are their stories. The girls didn’t want to kill anyone. They walked in silence for a while, the weight of the explosives around their waists pulling down on them as they fingered the detonators and tried to think of a way out. I don’t know how to get this th... »

The Girl Comes Back With Fire In Her Chest || Three Poems By TITILOPE SONUGA

The Girl Comes Back With Fire In Her Chest || Three Poems By TITILOPE SONUGA

We at Kawe decided to share these powerful poems by Titilope Sonuga. The three poems here are dedicated to the Chibok Girls. In the poems she explores what these girls may have endured and other ways they have had to vanish in order to survive. The poems here are from her forthcoming collection – THIS IS HOW WE DISAPPEAR. ********** WE DREW CHIBOK ON THE MAP IN OUR BLOOD “No matter who my da... »

10 Reasons Why We Should All Read THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA

10 Reasons Why We Should All Read THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA

On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 girls from the Chibok Secondary School in northern Nigeria were kidnapped by the deadly terrorist group – Boko Haram. Fifty-seven of them escaped over the next few months, but most were never heard from again. A day after the kidnappings, the Nigerian military’s top spokesman claimed that “all 129 girls” except eight had been rescued, onl... »

November Read : The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

November Read : The Chibok Girls by Helon Habila

Our Book for the month of November is THE CHIBOK GIRLS by HELON HABILA. Chibok girls tells the story of The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamic Militancy in Nigeria. 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 – that gave rise... »