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Author Ibrahim, Patience, author.

Title A gift from darkness : how I escaped with my daughter from Boko Haram / Patience Ibrahim with Andrea C. Hoffmann ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    363.325 IBR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection.
Description 275 pages ; 21 cm
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Language Translated from the German.
Note "Originally published in German as Die Hölle von innen: In den Fängen von Boko Haram, by Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich, in 2017."
"First published in English in Great Britain by Little, Brown in 2017."
Summary When Patience Ibrahim was nineteen, her first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several months later. Having prayed for a child for years, Patience is overjoyed to discover she is pregnant. Soon after, Boko Haram soldiers are at her door. Violently abducted and forced to convert to Islam, she lives in constant terror of what her kidnappers will do. She is alone in the world and fears her life is over. For two months, Patience hides her pregnancy while facing the brutalities of her captors. By the sheer force of her determination to protect her baby, she and her child are able to survive. Now she has entrusted journalist Andrea C. Hoffmann with her story, a powerful first-person account of Boko Haram's atrocities in Nigeria and Cameroon--Provided by publisher.
Contents Journey into the unknown -- Back to the beginning -- The omnipresent danger -- My second chance -- Getting things wrong -- Women as spoils of war -- Kidnapped -- Among butchers -- The demons of memory -- A friend in hell -- Short-lived happiness -- Gavva 1959-2004 -- Gavva 2015 -- Shattered dreams -- Reunion abroad -- Dying and living -- A bundle of hope -- Return flight, Patience stays.
Subject Boko Haram.
Kidnapping victims -- Nigeria.
Terrorism -- Nigeria.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Nigeria.
Women -- Nigeria -- 21st century.
Mothers -- Nigeria -- 21st century.
Nigeria -- History -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Added Author Hoffmann, Andrea Claudia, author.
Whiteside, Shaun, translator.
Added Title Hölle von innen. English
Other Form: Online version: Ibrahim, Patience, author. Gift from darkness New York : Other Press, 2018 9781590518502 (DLC) 2017021969
ISBN 9781590518496 (pbk.)

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