Boko Haram offers relatively better life for some women than north Nigerian society. Many women have looked to religion for a space of relative autonomy, generating the apparent paradox of female support for sharia law
Africa needs to heal the psychological effects of “centuries of alienation and enslavement” to regain self-esteem and self-respect.
The elder Nyarota’s world-weary schadenfreude contrasts vividly with Ndlovu’s youthful exuberance.
Some services that NGOs supported tended to focus on sexual violence from a stranger and not the overwhelmingly more common forms of sexual violence such as intimate partner violence.
The author has been in the room during the big peace talks in the Horn of Africa, interviewing and befriending the region’s Big Men. The result is indigestible but brilliant.