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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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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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Mehso-so

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. 7d
Sarahreadstoomuch @LibrarianRyan it was going to be my “new in 2019/20” selection, but became the Ugggghhhhhh. Reality cannot be denied, unfortunately. 6d
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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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Pickpick

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.