#BringBackOurGirls with Helon Habila

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00pm — 7:00pm
Columbia University School of Journalism
Room 607B
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A discussion on Boko Haram and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria with Helon Habila, Professor Brian Larkin and Professor Shobana Shankar; moderated my Nicholas Lemann.

Helon Habila ishelon_habila_2341 the author of The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria as well as three novels, Oil on Water, Measuring Time, and Waiting for an Angel.

He worked in Lagos as a journalist before moving to England in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at George Mason University and lives in Virginia with his wife and three children.

Brian Larkin is the Director of Graduate Studies and a Professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. His research focuses on the ethnography and history of media in Nigeria. He is the author of Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure and Urban Culture in Nigeria and Media Worlds: Anthropology on New Terrain. Full bio here.

 

Shobana Shankar is a professor of history at Stony Brook University. She is a specialist on British W. Africa and the author of Who Shall Enter Paradise? — Christian Origins in Muslim Northern Nigeria, c. 1890–1975. Full bio here.

 

 

 

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A discussion on Boko Haram and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria with Helon Habila, Professor Brian Larkin and Professor Shobana Shankar; moderated my Nicholas Lemann. Helon Habila is the author of The Chibok Girls: The Boko Haram Kidnappings and Islamist Militancy in Nigeria as well as three novels, Oil on Water, Measuring Time, and Waiting for an Angel. He… more

Columbia University School of Journalism
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