mass dying

When people marched in Paris (France) other people were mourning in the northeastern part of Nigeria. According to some counts about 2.000 people had been killed by the islamic organisation Boko Haram. According to the Nigerian government this figure is not correct. The government talks about 150 casualties, including dead terrorists. But even the number of 150 is a high number. And these are not the only victims in this prolonged state of terror. 

Emmanuel Iduma is the sixth voice. He is a Nigerian writer and co-founder of Saraba. He has written about the mass dying. And what else is dying in these days?


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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

2 thoughts on “mass dying

  1. A little slow on the uptake this story is finally starting to get the recognition it deserves in western media (I’m in Canada). I appreciate the diverse voices you are collecting. I have no particular tie to Africa, just a strong interest in the history and literature. And of course we are a global community now, these stories and their impact no longer belongs just to that continent. They impact my neighbours here half way around the world.


    1. I am glad there is some more attention for the developments in Nigeria and Cameroons, concerning Boko Haram. I have lived and worked in Nigeria, I have travelled to Borno State that is in turmoil these days. In the days of my travels it was a peaceful journey to Maiduguri.


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