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From Lagos to London to Paris, crowds are gathering in front of consulates and in city squares, chanting the same chorus: “bring back our girls now!”

On April 14th, an insurgent group called Boko Haram abducted over 300 girls from a school dormitory in a Northern Nigerian town called Chibok. In the three weeks since it occurred, everyone—from P-diddy to the Pope—has weighed in on the issue, either condemning the abduction of the girls or calling on the Nigerian government and the international community to intensify rescue efforts.

Chicago joined the growing number of cities organizing peaceful demonstrations to increase awareness around the missing girls.

I was there on Saturday at the Daley Plaza. Here is my attempt at documenting the event.

Hope this week brings us comforting news about the abducted girls.


Rev. Jesse Jackson being interviewed by the news crew.



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I hold a doctorate in English from Duke University and recently joined the Marquette University English faculty as an Assistant Professor. I love teaching African fiction and contemporary British novels. Brittle Paper is the virtual space/station where I play and experiment with ideas on how to reinvent African fiction and literary culture.

3 Responses to “Chicago Stands Up for Abducted Nigerian Girls | A Brittle Paper Photo Story” Subscribe

  1. Obinna Udenwe May 12, 2014 at 12:32 am #

    Thanks so much Brittle Paper for this. I am awed myself by this tremendous show of solidarity and support around the world. And please tell that Mayorial candidate thag she has my vote and prayers. 🙂

  2. Ainehi Edoro May 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm #

    Thanks Obinna.

  3. Catherine Onyemelukwe May 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

    Thanks for reporting for us on the protest in Chicago. I love your photos of the signs and the people protesting.

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