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A gift from darkness: how I escaped with my daughter from Boko Haram

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[2018].
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English
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The inspirational story of a pregnant young Nigerian woman and the horrors she endured to save her unborn child when she was kidnapped by Boko Haram. When she was nineteen, Patience Ibrahim's first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several months later. Having prayed for a child for years, Patience is overjoyed when she discovers she is pregnant. But her joy is short-lived: Boko Haram soldiers are at her door. Brutally abducted and forced to convert to Islam, she lives in constant terror of what her kidnappers have in store for her. She finds herself alone in the world and fears her life is over. For two months, Patience hides her pregnancy while facing the brutalities meted out by Boko Haram. By the sheer force of her determination to protect her baby, she and her child are able to survive. Now, she has entrusted journalist Andrea C. Hoffmann with her story, a powerful first-person account of Boko Haram's atrocities in Nigeria and Cameroon. One of the first testimonies on the terrorist group's war crimes in Western Africa, A Gift from Darkness poignantly shows the human toll of a crisis that demands attention.
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display_description When Patience Ibrahim was nineteen, her first husband was murdered by Boko Haram. She fled to the safety of her village and remarried several months later. Having prayed for a child for years, Patience is overjoyed to discover she is pregnant. Soon after, Boko Haram soldiers are at her door. Violently abducted and forced to convert to Islam, she lives in constant terror of what her kidnappers will do. She is alone in the world and fears her life is over. For two months, Patience hides her pregnancy while facing the brutalities of her captors. By the sheer force of her determination to protect her baby, she and her child are able to survive. Now she has entrusted journalist Andrea C. Hoffmann with her story, a powerful first-person account of Boko Haram's atrocities in Nigeria and Cameroon--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Boko Haram, Islamic fundamentalism -- Nigeria, Kidnapping victims -- Nigeria, Mothers -- Nigeria -- 21st century, Nigeria -- History -- 21st century, Terrorism -- Nigeria, Women -- Nigeria -- 21st century
title_display A gift from darkness : how I escaped with my daughter from Boko Haram
title_full A gift from darkness : how I escaped with my daughter from Boko Haram / Patience Ibrahim with Andrea C. Hoffmann ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
title_short A gift from darkness :
title_sub how I escaped with my daughter from Boko Haram
topic_facet History, Islamic fundamentalism, Kidnapping victims, Mothers, Terrorism, Women