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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Nigeria salvation Chibok Driving across Lagos’s Third Mainland Bridge with some friends in the middle of January 2017, I found myself involved in a debate of sorts. Three of us believed that one thousand days earlier, the insurgent group Boko Haram had abducted 276 adolescent girls from...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 246–268.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Haram’s mass abduction of girls and women from a school in Chibok, and their use of girls and women as suicide bombers, fits this assessment. Both tactics constitute theaters for Boko Haram’s treatment of women in spectacles of violence, thus symbolizing the brutality of the insurgency. My interest...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 219–231.
Published: 01 November 2018
... and Neoliberal Eras,” examines how the media (and various concerned others) have framed certain categories of Nigerian girls as victims in need of saving. When she presented this paper at our first major conference in September 2016, the fate of the Chibok girls, abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014, was largely...