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Bring Our Girls Back: The Struggle for Our Souls

07 May

This is has really affected me for the past three weeks!! I am glad that this post sums up the urgency and importance of this issue! Please read and share!

Renegade Futurism

And fantasy it was, for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved. We courted death in order to call ourselves brave, and hid like thieves from life. –Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye

Nettrice, ages 13 – 18. Nettrice, ages 13 – 18. I was around the same age as the Chibok school girls who were abducted.

In April 2014 a Nigerian terrorist organization called the Congregation of the People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad or Boko Haram abducted over 250  female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The school had been closed for four weeks prior to the attack due to the deteriorating security situation, but students from multiple schools had been called in to take final exams in physics. Boko Haram broke into the school, shooting the guards. Students were taken away in trucks and motorcycles. 

Women hold banners during a march. Women…

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