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Author Sesay, Isha, author.

Title Beneath the tamarind tree [Axis 360 electronic resource] : a story of courage, family, and the lost schoolgirls of boko haram / Isha Sesay.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (382 pages) : color illustrations
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Summary The first definitive account of Boko Haram's abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay. The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian families, these girls had defied the odds and pursued an education, but daring to dream resulted in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. Award-winning CNN anchor Isha Sesay was on the front lines as the story broke, and when 21 of the girls were released, she was the only journalist to accompany them on their dangerous journey back home. In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of escape. We meet Priscilla who dreamt of becoming a doctor, Saa who juggled schoolwork with family obligations, Mary who fought constant homesickness to stay in school, and Dorcas who planned to be the first in her family to get a college degree. Sesay delves into the inadequate Nigerian government response to the kidnapping, while synthesizing 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.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Summary The host of "CNN Newsroom Live" presents a definitive account of Boko Haram's 2014 abduction of two hundred seventy-six Chibok schoolgirls, sharing first-person insights based on the author's escape with twenty-one survivors.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-369) and index.
Subject Boko Haram.
Abduction -- Nigeria.
Schoolgirls -- Crimes against -- Nigeria.
Kidnapping victims -- Nigeria.
Terrorism -- Nigeria.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Nigeria.
Political science.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African.
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Genre Electronic books.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Sesay, Isha. Beneath the tamarind tree New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, 2019 9780062686671 (NjBwBT)bl2019014415 (OCoLC)1056745401
ISBN 9780062686626 :
0062686623 :
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