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Author Matfess, Hilary, author.

Title Women and the war on Boko Haram : wives, weapons, witnesses / Hilary Matfess.

Publication Info. London, UK : Zed Books Ltd : in association with International African Institute, Royal African Society, World Peace Foundation, [2017]


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Description xvii, 270 pages ; 23 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series African arguments
African arguments.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-262) and index.
Contents Glossary and list of acronyms -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Understanding Boko Haram -- Precursors to the insurgency and the sharia debates -- Being a girl in Nigeria and the gender politics of Boko Haram -- Girls as symbols : the Chibok abductions and the silent majority -- Women at war : wives and weapons in the insurgency -- Rescued to what? : displacement, vulnerability, and the dark side of 'heroism' -- The way forward -- Lessons learned : applying best practice to Boko Haram -- Conclusion. Nigeria at a crossroads -- Notes -- References -- Index.
Summary "For over a decade, Boko Haram has waged a campaign of terror across north-eastern Nigeria. In 2014, the kidnapping of 276 girls in Chibok shocked the world, giving rise to the #BringBackOurGirls movement. Yet Boko Haram's campaign of violence against women and girls goes far beyond the Chibok abductions. From its inception, the group has systematically exploited women to advance its aims. Perhaps more disturbing still, some Nigerian women have chosen to become active supporters of the group, even sacrificing their lives as suicide bombers. These events cannot be understood without first acknowledging the long-running marginalisation of women in Nigerian society. Having conducted extensive fieldwork throughout the region, Hilary Matfess provides a vivid and thought-provoking account of Boko Haram's impact on the lives of Nigerian women, as well as the wider social and political context that fuels the group's violence."--Back cover.
Subject Boko Haram.
Boko Haram. (OCoLC)fst01912021
Women -- Nigeria -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Kidnapping -- Nigeria.
Women -- Abuse of -- Nigeria.
Nigeria -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Kidnapping. (OCoLC)fst00987322
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Women -- Abuse of. (OCoLC)fst01176570
Women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01176947
Nigeria. (OCoLC)fst01205229
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Added Author International African Institute, publisher.
Royal African Society, publisher.
World Peace Foundation, publisher.
ISBN 9781786991454 (paperback)
1786991454 (paperback)
9781786991461 (hardback)
1786991462 (hardback)
9781786991478 (PDF ebook)
9781786991485 (ePub ebook)
9781786991492 (Kindle ebook)
Standard No. 99975929835

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