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Nuanced about Boko Haram

Women and the war on Boko Haram. Wives, weapons, witnesses
Forfatter: Hilary Matfess
Forlag: Zed (African Arguments) (London)
Over the past three years, Hilary Matfess has interviewed a number of women who have been liberated from Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria. She challenges the reader to nuance her image of the group.

Saturday morning 11. July in 2015, a male Boko Haram fan dressed up as a respectable lady in burqa. He made his way to "Le Grand Marché" in Chad's capital N'Djamena – and blew himself up in the air. 15 random people were killed, 80 injured.

I'm in N'Djamena when I read Matfess' book about Boko Haram and the women. . .

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Ketil Fred Hansen
Hansen is a professor of social sciences at UiS and a regular reviewer at Ny Tid.

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