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9 Days to #CountdownToYear3 of our #ChibokGirls abduction

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In 9 days it will be three years since our #ChibokGirls were abducted. 

Even the heartless ones who pretend no #ChibokGirls are missing want President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the awful #CountdownTo3YEARS and #BBOG

New Working Paper "Fleeing Boko Haram: The trauma of captivity & challenge of freedom"

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Check out my new Working Paper "Fleeing Boko Haram: The trauma of captivity & challenge of freedom" just published by Social Science Research Council's (SSRC) African Peacebuilding Network (APN). #BringBackOurGirls.  There have been earlier iterations.  I hope you don't therefore, find this boring.

FLEEING BOKO HARAM: THE TRAUMA OF CAPTIVITY AND CHALLENGE OF FREEDOM  MOJÚBÀOLÚ OLÚFÚNKÉ OKOME
SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL | WORKING PAPERS   AFRICAN PEACEBUILDING NETWORK APN WORKING PAPERS: NO. 11 

Here's the introduction: Captivity and freedom are seen as opposites. To be captive is to be imprisoned, detained, confined. To be free is to have liberty, autonomy, free will. It seems logical to associate captivity with trauma, and freedom with an end to trauma. However, enduring elements of trauma challenge the notion of freedom, especially when considering possible psychological effects of long-term captivity. The assumption that the cessation of captivity and e…