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Girl / Edna O'Brien.

By: O'Brien, Edna.
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: 230 p. : 1 ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780571341177 : (pbk.).Subject(s): Boko Haram | Abduction -- Fiction | Women -- Fiction. -- Violence against | Islamic fundamentalism | Nigeria -- FictionDDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence. Barely more than a girl herself, she must soon learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Just as the world around her seems entirely consumed by madness, bound for hell, she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into another landscape of trials and terrors amidst the unforgiving wilds of north-eastern Nigeria, through the forest and beyond; a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial. How do we love in a world that has lost its moorings? How can we comprehend the barbarism of our enemies, and learn forgiveness? Edna O'Brien's new novel pierces to the heart of these questions: and the result is her masterpiece.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019
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Captured, abducted and married into Boko Haram, the narrator of this story witnesses and suffers the horrors of a community of men governed by a brutal code of violence. Barely more than a girl herself, she must soon learn how to survive as a woman with a child of her own. Just as the world around her seems entirely consumed by madness, bound for hell, she is offered an escape of sorts - but only into another landscape of trials and terrors amidst the unforgiving wilds of north-eastern Nigeria, through the forest and beyond; a place where her traumas are met with the blinkered judgement of a society in denial.

How do we love in a world that has lost its moorings? How can we comprehend the barbarism of our enemies, and learn forgiveness? Edna O'Brien's new novel pierces to the heart of these questions: and the result is her masterpiece.

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