The Chibok Girls: Helon Habila & Nicholas Lemann
Where: McNally Jackson
52 Prince St.
212-274-1160 Price: Free
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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. Acclaimed novelist Helon Habila, who grew up in northern Nigeria, returned to Chibok and gained intimate access to the families of the kidnapped to offer a devastating account of a tragedy that stunned the world. With compassion and a deep understanding of the historical context, Habila tells the stories of the girls and the anguish of their parents; chronicles the rise of Boko Haram and the Nigerian government’s inept response; and captures the indifference of the media and the international community whose attention has long moved on. In conversation with Nicholas Lemann, a staff writer at The New Yorker.Buy tickets/get more info now