Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls. Some managed to escape. Many are still missing. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband?these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. A girl who works hard in school and to help her family. A girl with a future as bright as live coals in the dark. And with a government scholarship right arou On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls. Some managed to escape. Many are still missing. A new pair of shoes,...

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Title:Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
Author:Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Stolen Girls
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Reviews

  • Sarah Hannah
    Sep 22, 2018
    This is a really powerful story that avoids a lot of clichés we see in most American-penned stories about foreign tragedies, almost certainly because the author is Nigerian, and also because a person who was her partner in research had a deep understanding of what it means to be a whi...
  • Naomi
    Nov 01, 2018
    Very compelling, and great afterward with a lot of historical/political context. ...
  • Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
    Nov 11, 2018
    I thought Buried Beneath The Baobab Tree was okay. I really wanted to like it more, and even though I liked the overall story, how it was told didn?t work for me at all. I thought the chapters were really short, and I felt like I was reading snapshots of what was going on. The fee...
  • Claudia Silk
    Sep 07, 2018
    I learned more from this book about the situation in northern Nigeria and the Boko Haram than any news reporting. This is a heart breaking and beautiful book about one girl and her desire to get educated, get married and bring good things to her village. Instead she is kidnapped and he...
  • Kelly
    Aug 24, 2018
    Told through vignettes, this book gives voice to the girls who've been kidnapped by the radicalist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The narrator is an unnamed girl -- later given a name that isn't her birth name by the kidnappers -- and it follows as she pursues her passion for education a...
  • Amy
    Sep 10, 2018
    Definitely a very painful, difficult story to read because of the horrific reality of the subject matter. I distinctly remember when this event happened and the horror of following it on the news but this book takes this event and in a fictionalized account, describes what has happened...
  • Catherine Boddie
    Sep 23, 2018
    Heartbreaking and hard but important. ...
  • Richie Partington
    Oct 08, 2018
    Richie?s Picks: BURIED BENEATH THE BAOBAB TREE by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, September 2018, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-06-269672-4 ?Many analysts believe that Boko Haram emerged as a consequence of deep religious and ethnic cleavages that have long tro...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Oct 18, 2018
    Public library copy Our main character, an unnamed girl being raised in a Nigerian village with five brothers, has big dreams for herself. She works very hard in school and hopes that she wins a scholarship. She and her best friend Sarah also watch a lot of Nollywood films about...
  • Julie
    Jun 24, 2018
    What a powerful read. It's a quick read - many chapters are only a page long - but it's heartbreaking. There's a long author's note at the end about some of the real girls kidnapped by Boko Haram that really hit hard. This is a rough read, but such an important one. Boko Haram still ha...
  • Amy
    Oct 02, 2018
    This was the most incredible but most difficult book I've ever read. I'm so glad I now know this story, but I don't think my mental health was in a strong enough place. But it was phenomenal and will stay with me my whole life. ...
  • Kelli
    Oct 20, 2018
    The afterword was gripping. The actual novel not so much. Only because it failed to individualize the kidnapped girls. Young girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram but not before they were forced to watch their loved ones get slaughtered? While western news focused on The Latest Who The ...
  • FloeticFlo
    Apr 21, 2018
    Powerful and so, so sad. The format really helped to emphasize the agony of the story. ...
  • Lisa
    Oct 16, 2018
    It's not too often that a book makes me angry and sad at the same time. This is a YA novel that deals with the kidnapping of Nigerian girls by Boko Haram. The author does an excellent job of explaining how this came to be, what life in Nigeria is like for young girls, and the coexisten...
  • Sarah
    Jul 30, 2018
    Thank you to Edelweiss for furnishing me with an e-arc of Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree for review and thank you to my friend Sarah for recommending it to me. All opinions are my own. The purpose of this book is to humanize the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria through partial fictionali...
  • A Lib Tech Reads
    May 24, 2018
    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani Rating: 3.5/5 Release date: September 4, 2018 Note: Special thanks to Harper Collins for providing an ARC for review. Despite being fully aware of what I was getting myself into with the tragic and outrageous occurrence,...
  • KC
    Sep 19, 2018
    Kidnapped in the middle of the night by the Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, young men and young women were ripped from the safety of their homes to be catapulted into a horrifying nightmare. While the boys are whisked away to begin life anew as soldiers, the girls are forced to...
  • Erikka
    Sep 18, 2018
    This is a powerful and painful book. Written in brief prose snippets that seem almost poetic, we meet an unnamed female who is taken by Boko Haram in the mass kidnapping of 2014. The hardest part of reading this book was watching this happy and intelligent young woman be dealt such a t...
  • Lauren
    Sep 27, 2018
    4.5. ...
  • Jennifer Laseman
    Aug 14, 2018
    Such a bold choice to make the Boko Haram kidnapping of young girls and forced conversion and marriage the subject of a middle grade novel. Nwaubani doesn?t diminish or soften the truth of what her main protagonist is experiencing as a young girl bursting to break through gender base...
  • Kap
    Sep 22, 2018
    I don't know how to give a proper review for this book. All the typical "book review" words sound hollow. But I also feel compelled to say something after finishing this book, because Nwaubani imbues so much life and hope and humanity into the narrator. She is a young girl. FUll of hop...
  • Jessica Lewis
    Sep 26, 2018
    Powerful. Haunting. More thoughts to come. ...
  • Linda Quinn
    Aug 31, 2018
    A really powerful middle grade novel told from the point of view of a teenaged girl abducted by the Boko Haram. The chapters are almost poetic in their short lengths that speak to us in the voice of one young woman who has to learn to survive through terror and abuse, who refuses to le...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Sep 06, 2018
    Wow, I learnt so much reading this. The world can be such a horrible place :( ...
  • Megan
    Apr 30, 2018
    ?What if all the legends surrounding Boko Haram are true? What happens to all the girls and women they cause to disappear? Do they end up in another world strange and new, or do they simply become nothing?? What a powerful book! I read it in less than 24 hours, unable to sleep u...
  • Emily
    Oct 08, 2018
    A girl has a family - a mother and a father who want her to continue her education rather than get married young; brothers whom she loves and takes care of, like a good girl does. A girl has friends - both Christian and Muslim; friends whom she walks to and from school with, telling s...
  • Zachary Morris
    Jun 24, 2018
    I got an ARC copy of this book rom the library through this summer reading event. Because I read 5 books an wrote a review for each of them I was able to choose 2 books from the library I wanted to keep and this was one of them. Having chosen this book, I would like to say that it was...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Oct 09, 2018
    In a Nigerian village a girl has dreams of a university degree that a prestigious government scholarship could actually give her. Just as she wins the scholarship however, Boko Haram, a terrorist group, attacks her village. Her brothers and father are killed along with the other men in...
  • Kaya
    May 21, 2018
    Y'all, I'm shook. This is the kind of story that feels like it should be happening in a completely different time period, not in the present. I don't know how exactly to convey just how hard-hitting this book is but I will try. Also, TRIGGER WARNING for non-graphic sexual violence.  ...
  • Susan
    Aug 29, 2018
    Thank you, Katherine Tegan Publishing, for an ARC for an honest review. Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani will be Released on September 4th, 2018. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was born in Enugu, Nigeria and as of 2015 lived in Lagos, Nigeria. While researching M...