Girl

Product Number: WEB324547
Released: 03 Sep, 2019
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 52 Circs
ISBN: #9780571341191
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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'By an extraordinary act of the imagination we are transported into the inner world of a girl who, after brutal abuse as a slave to Nigerian jihadis, escapes and with dogged persistence begins to rebuild her shattered life. Girl is a courageous book about a courageous spirit.' - J.M. CoetzeeCaptured, 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 northeastern 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 for atrocities committed in the name of ideology?

Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Original Publish Date: 03 Sep, 2019

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Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Narrator(s): Sheila Atim
Genre: Literature
Product Number D6424
Released: 01 Dec, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528891448
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Narrator(s): Sheila Atim
Genre: Literature
Product Number MPCD4417
Released: 01 Dec, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528891455
CD
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Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Narrator(s): Sheila Atim
Genre: Literature
Product Number CX5546
Released: 01 Dec, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528891431
eAudio
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Author(s): Edna O'Brien
Narrator(s): Sheila Atim
Genre: Literature
Product Number TCM3214
Released: 01 Dec, 2019
Business Term: Multiuse 100 Circ
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781528891462

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