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The Resource Bring back our girls : the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls, Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

Bring back our girls : the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls, Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw

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Bring back our girls : the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls
Title
Bring back our girls
Title remainder
the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls
Statement of responsibility
Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
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Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 2014, an American rap star unwittingly triggered an online hurricane with the ease of a tweet. Hitting an unprecedented nerve on Twitter, accompanied with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls, the message called for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who'd been kidnapped by a little known Islamic terrorist sect called Boko Haram. Bounty hunters, the manpower of western militaries and special Swiss agents were all deployed but they either met road block after road block or flew home empty-handed. Twitter flitted to the next crisis, leaving the Chibok girls to take survival into their own hands. As the days in captivity dragged into years, they became witnesses, and often victims, of unspeakable brutality that they chronicled in secret diaries. Many of the girls were Christians who refused to take the one easier path offered them - converting to Islam. A heart-stopping thriller, a riveting narrative history and an incisive cultural analysis, Bring Back Our Girls is the definitive account of a kidnapping and digital campaign that changed our understanding of warfare, terrorism and online activism. With a plot that unfolds on four continents, from the remote forests of northern Nigeria to the White House; from clandestine meetings in Khartoum safe houses to century-old luxury hotels on picturesque lakes in the Swiss Alps, it is cautionary tale plumbing the promise and peril of an era whose politics are fuelled by the power of hashtag advocacy - and at the centre of which stand some exceptionally brave and resourceful girls. 'Everyone should read the testimonies of the Chibok girls who survived the capture. We need to help with efforts to liberate all of them and become more responsible for women and girls' protection in conflicts' - Malala Yousafazai
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NZLEP
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Parkinson, Joe
Dewey number
363.325
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hinshaw, Drew
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  • Boko Haram
  • Abduction
  • Kidnapping
  • Kidnapping victims
  • Schoolgirls
  • Terrorism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
Target audience
adult
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Bring back our girls : the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls, Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068864453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781800750296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1233317228
Label
Bring back our girls : the astonishing survival and rescue of Nigeria's missing schoolgirls, Joe Parkinson and Drew Hinshaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000068864453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781800750296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1233317228

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