To commemorate Brittle Paper’s 10-year anniversary, we have partnered with the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s African Studies Program to host a panel discussion on one of the most traumatic decade-defining event: the kidnapping of 276 girls.

The virtual event will take place on Sept. 16, 2020 at 12pm CST. Brittle Paper readers are invited to attend.

Dr. Ainehi Edoro will moderate a panel discussion featuring writer and performer, Titilope Sonuga, novelist and journalist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani; award-winning columnist and feminist intellectual Mona Eltahawy, and Rice University Ph.D. candidate Abdulbasit Kassim.

The panelists will discuss the kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls by Boko Harem in 2014, analyze what it tells about the persistence of systemic gender-based violence, and explore how the process of documenting and writing about the event can be a space of healing.


Topic: #bringbackourgirls: Reflections on the Chibok Girls, Systemic Gender-based Violence, and the Healing Power of Literature

Date: September 16, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm CST

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Click here for more details about the event.

Learn more about stories and poetry about the Chibok girls

From Chibok With Love | By Wole Soyinka | Humanist Award Acceptance Speech

Titilope Sonuga’s This Is How We Disappear, Inspired by the Chibok Girls and Exploring the Invisibilizing of Women, Now Available from Roving Heights Bookstore

The Haunting Cover of Helon Habila’s Book on the Chibok Tragedy

Beneath the Tamarind Tree by Isha Sesay