Bring Back Our Girls by Joe Parkinson audiobook

Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

By Joe Parkinson  and Drew Hinshaw
Read by Will Damron

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062933928

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799949626

  • ISBN: 9781799949619

  • ISBN: 9781799949633

Runtime: 11.14 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

What happens after you click Tweet? The heart-stopping definitive account of the mission to rescue hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls whose abduction ignited a global social media campaign and a dramatic worldwide intervention. 

In the spring of 2014, millions of Twitter users, including some of the world’s most famous people, unwittingly helped turn a group of 276 schoolgirls abducted by a little-known Islamist sect into a central prize in the global War on Terror by retweeting a call for their release: #BringBackOurGirls. With just four words, their tweets launched an army of would-be liberators. Soldiers and drones, spies, mercenaries, and glory hunters descended into an obscure conflict that few understood, in a remote part of Nigeria that had barely begun to use the internet. 

When hostage talks and military intervention failed, the schoolgirls were forced to take survival into their own hands. As their days in captivity dragged into years, the young women learned to withstand hunger, disease, and torment, and became witnesses and victims of unspeakable brutality. Many of the girls were Christians who refused to take the one path offered them—converting to their captors' fundamentalist creed. In secret, they sang hymns, and kept a diary, relying on their faith and friendships to stay alive.

Bring Back Our Girls unfolds across four continents, from the remote forests of northern Nigeria to the White House; from clandestine meetings in Khartoum safe houses to century-old luxury hotels on picturesque lakes in the Swiss Alps. A twenty-first century story that plumbs the promise and peril of an era whose politics are fueled by the power of hashtag advocacy, this urgent and engrossing work of investigative journalism reveals the unpredictable interconnectedness of our butterfly-wings world, where a few days of online activism can bring years of offline consequences for people continents away.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Everyone should read the testimonies of the Chibok girls who survived the capture.” Malala Yousafzai, recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Joe Parkinson

Author Bio: Joe Parkinson

Joe Parkinson is the Africa Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal and a Pulitzer Prize finalist currently based in Johannesburg. One of the Journal’s most seasoned foreign correspondents, he has reported from more than forty countries, and his work has won numerous international awards.

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Author Bio: Drew Hinshaw

Author Bio: Drew Hinshaw

Drew Hinshaw is a senior journalist for the Wall Street Journal and is a former Fulbright scholar who studied media and political journalism and has worked extensively with the West African press.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English