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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram | Isha Sesay
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Lindy
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A pick with reservations. Journalist Isha Sesay is fond of hyperbole—“I prayed without cease”—and tends to self-aggrandizement. For example, she states “I took the Chibok girls home” when she had merely accompanied a small group of them to Chibok. OTH, 276 Nigerian teenagers were kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok—& the intimidation to stop girls from getting an education continues. An important #audiobook, read by the author.

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Lindy
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The tagged audiobook has kept me company on my walks back and forth, twice a day, to look after these cats while my friend is away. That‘s 6 km a day, which means lots of listening time. And kitty sweetness too. #catsofLitsy

squirrelbrain Awww! I had a cat with these markings! (Calico, are they called in the US?) I love that there is one abandoned bed, and two cats wedged in the other! 😻 2mo
Lindy @squirrelbrain Yes, this colour pattern is called calico in Canada also. They are sisters. 2mo
8little_paws omg this is so sweet. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Sweet picture!! 2mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 2mo
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EllieDottie
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My airport book haul! This book looks fascinating! I hope I can get a chunk done on my short flight!!

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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I was very interested in the story of the schoolgirls taken by Boko Haram, and this does tell their story sort of. It‘s just hard with the way the journalist-author injects herself into the story and her cold, often far too slow narration on the audio. She is clearly a journalist and not one who writes or conveys information with regard to emotion. #uggghhh #bbrc #growup

LibrarianRyan Uggggghhhhhhh sorry. 3mo
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan it was going to be my “new in 2019/20” selection, but became the Ugggghhhhhh. Reality cannot be denied, unfortunately. 3mo
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Sarahreadstoomuch
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I‘m very interested in this story, but the audio is extremely frustrating. The must have told the author/narrator that she needed to pause 3 seconds after *every* sentence. May not make it through the whole book...

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8little_paws
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Omg this book is RIVETING. a CNN correspondent follows the Boko Haram kidnapping in Chibok and tells the story of four specific girls kidnapped. Also goes into Nigerian history as well as how the author's background relates to the girls and the struggle to accurately report in Nigeria. Highly recommended.

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8little_paws
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It may only be Monday but I'm 2/3rds through this book and wooooow is it riveting.