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The Resource Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram, Isha Sesay

Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram, Isha Sesay

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Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram
Title
Beneath the tamarind tree
Title remainder
a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram
Statement of responsibility
Isha Sesay
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. Originally from Sierra Leone, Sesay led CNN's Africa reporting for more than a decade, and she was on the front lines when this story broke. With unprecedented access to a group of girls who made it home, she follows the journeys of Priscilla, Saa, and Dorcas in an uplifting tale of sisterhood and survival. Sesay delves into the Nigerian government's inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women
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1976-
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Sesay, Isha
Dewey number
363.32509669
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boko Haram
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorists
  • Abduction
  • Schoolgirls
  • Girls
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Islamic fundamentalism
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Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram, Isha Sesay
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1107050045
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062686671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107050045
Label
Beneath the tamarind tree : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of Boko Haram, Isha Sesay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [341]-369) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1107050045
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062686671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1107050045

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