A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram

A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram

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 The inspirational story of a pregnant young Nigerian woman and the horrors she endured to save her unborn child when s...

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Title:A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram
Author:Patience Ibrahim
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:A Gift From Darkness
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

A Gift From Darkness: How I Escaped with My Daughter from Boko Haram Reviews

  • Jeanette Blain
    Jan 29, 2018
    A Gift From Darkness is a vivid and straightforward nightmare in the land of Boko Haram. Journalist Andrea Hoffman travels to Maiduguri, Nigeria and talks to Patience Ibrahim, who gives a first-hand account of seeing family and neighbors murdered as terrorists attack and occupy the rur...
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    Apr 25, 2018
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Janet
    Oct 28, 2017
    I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher - 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 ni...
  • Cynthia
    Jan 24, 2018
    Patience, a young Christian living in northern Nigeria, has experienced the kind of trauma that many of us could only read about. At times, her story made me so overcome with emotion that I didn't know if I could continue reading. In fact, several times I wanted to abandon the book, bu...
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    Sep 26, 2018
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  • Barbara
    Dec 27, 2017
    An amazing memoir of a survivor of Boko Haram and the journalist who tells her story. Brave, harrowing and sheds light on women's plight in the most dire of circumstances. The bravery and resilience of this young mother to be is inspiring. What a mother does for her child? Everything a...
  • Jill Dobbe
    Nov 27, 2017
    My first thought after reading this exceptional book was how it took me completely out of myself, and my own world. Patience, the protagonist, lived a life that no one could even imagine-twice abducted by Boko Haram, seeing her husband's decapitaded head laying on the ground, and givin...
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    Sep 05, 2017
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  • Aggie
    Dec 08, 2017
    This is a profoundly sad book, triumphant in spirit but an incredible reminder of what we are ignoring across the globe. Patience wears her daughter in a traditional wrap much like the different ones I used on my three little ones. The opening where we meet them and the little girl rea...
  • Robyn
    Mar 01, 2018
    I like to enter Goodreads Giveaways for the chance to read books that I might not otherwise consider, for whatever reason: too dark, too heavy, too depressing. And yes, this book is at times difficult to read, with its honest and vivid portrayal of violence, but as a whole, it was wort...
  • Jennie
    Feb 08, 2018
    Heartbreaking. ...
  • Mpho Bernadette
    Dec 13, 2017
    One definitely needs therapy to read the horrific contents of this book. At some point I cried while reading and in some areas I almost vomited because I was literally sick to my stomach. This book is not for the faint hearted. That aside, I did not fully understand what the Chibok...
  • Drew Beaupre
    Jun 20, 2018
    Words can?t describe what an experience it was to read this book. Patience has been through Hell, and the things that she experienced and relayed through this book are horrific. I hope that this book encourages people to bring more attention to the atrocities being committed by Boko...
  • Karen Ashmore
    May 14, 2018
    The horrific story of a young woman who was captured by Boko Haram, managed to escape, only to be re-captured by them. A tough story to read but something that definitely must be shared. ...
  • Jeanna Rodgers
    Dec 23, 2017
    What an awful read. :( Awful because of the subject matter. I find it so hard to comprehend what some people have to deal with - through no fault of their own - and I am amazed that Patience even managed to survive - AND had a baby on her own too. Very thankful that I have never had t...
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    Sep 29, 2018
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    Dec 11, 2018
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  • Yibbie
    Nov 21, 2017
    Hoffman has written an incredibly engrossing book. She tells the story of her journey to Nigeria and introduces us to Patience as she meets her. Then she lets her tell us her story. I knew when I requested this book that it was going to be hard, violent, and for a mature audience. I r...
  • Renee Abisaad
    Jul 27, 2017
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    Dec 17, 2018
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  • Anne
    Jan 28, 2018
    This is the story of Patience, who in her short life has experienced and witnessed things that no-one should be exposed to. This is not a fictional story, it is the account of a young girls life, told by Patience and is unthinkable. Patience and the author Andrea Hoffman, tell us the ...
  • Mary Tuttle
    Feb 24, 2018
    At first, I thought this would be a book from one of "our girls," who were kidnapped from the school in Chibok in 2014. (Of the 276 kidnapped, 100 are still missing.) However, this is the story of a young wife, who, at the age of 19, had already lost one husband to Boko Haram's violenc...
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    Aug 26, 2017
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    Jan 19, 2018
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    Mar 21, 2018
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    Jan 21, 2018
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    Jan 22, 2018
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    Nov 07, 2017
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    Feb 22, 2018
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