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Africa at Noon: “#BringBackOurGirls: Reflections on the Chibok Girls, systematic gender-based violence, and the healing power of literature”

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Panelists: Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Abdulbasit Kassim, Titilope Sonuga, Mona Eltahawy

Moderator: Ainehi Ejieme Edoro

This special event is part of The Decade Project, a series of creative and intellectual explorations designed to celebrate Brittle Paper’s 10-year anniversary and the evolution of African literature since 2010. The creative writers, journalists, and academics on the panel will explore the kidnap of the Chibok girls, an event that defined the decade in many ways and that inspired a collection of really trenchant writing. By revisiting the event, panelists will discuss its significance, how the story has continued to reverberate through the years, and how documenting the systemic violence inherent to the girls’ kidnapping can offer possibilities for healing.


African Studies Program
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