Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

On April 14, 2014, Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls. Some managed to escape. Many are still missing. A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband—these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. A girl who works hard in school and to help her family. A girl with a future as bright as live coals in the dark. And with a government scholarship right around the corner, everyone—her mother, her five brothers, her best friend, her teachers—can see that these dreams aren’t too far out of reach. Even if the voices on Papa’s radio tell more fearful news than tales to tell by moonlight.

But the girl’s dreams turn to nightmares when her village is attacked by Boko Haram, a terrorist group, in the middle of the night. Kidnapped, she is taken with other girls and women into the forest where she is forced to follow her captors’ radical beliefs and watch as her best friend slowly accepts everything she’s been told. Still, the girl defends her existence. As impossible as escape may seem, her life—her future—is hers to fight for.

Title:Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree
ISBN:9780062696748
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About Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Adaobi Tricia Obinne Nwaubani (born in 1976) is a Nigerian novelist, humorist, essayist and journalist. Her debut novel,


    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree Reviews

  • April (Aprilius Maximus)

    Wow, I learnt so much reading this. The world can be such a horrible place :(...

  • Kaya

    Y'all, I'm shook. This is the kind of story that feels like it should be happening in a completely different time period, not in the present. I don't know how exactly to convey just how hard-hitting t...

  • Sarah Hannah

    This is a really powerful story that avoids a lot of clichés we see in most American-penned stories about foreign tragedies, almost certainly because the author is Nigerian, and also because a person...

  • KC

    Kidnapped in the middle of the night by the Boko Haram, a Nigerian terrorist group, young men and young women were ripped from the safety of their homes to be catapulted into a horrifying nightmare. W...

  • A Lib Tech Reads

    Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree, Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniRating: 3.5/5Release date: September 4, 2018Note: Special thanks to Harper Collins for providing an ARC for review.Despite being fully aware of wh...

  • Kelly

    Told through vignettes, this book gives voice to the girls who've been kidnapped by the radicalist group Boko Haram in Nigeria. The narrator is an unnamed girl -- later given a name that isn't her bir...

  • Sarah

    Thank you to Edelweiss for furnishing me with an e-arc of Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree for review and thank you to my friend Sarah for recommending it to me. All opinions are my own. The purpose of ...

  • Lauren

    4.5....

  • Susan

    Thank you, Katherine Tegan Publishing, for an ARC for an honest review. Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani will be Released on September 4th, 2018.Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani was born...

  • Richie Partington

    Richie’s Picks: BURIED BENEATH THE BAOBAB TREE by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books, September 2018, 336p., ISBN: 978-0-06-269672-4“Many analysts believe that Boko Haram ...