A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband — these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life and her future is hers to fight for.
Featured in WOW Review Volume XI, Issue 2.
Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree is a WOW Recommends: Book of the Month for April 2019.
- ISBN: 9780062696724
- Published: 2018 , Katherine Tegen Books
- Themes: human rights, Kidnapping, Social and family issues, violence, Women and girls
- Descriptors: Africa, Nigeria, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 336