#BringBackOurGirls

By now you've surely heard: nearly 300 young women were abducted from their Northern Nigerian high school by members of Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group. From folks on-the-ground in Nigeria to MIchelle Obama, people around the world are responding on social media--and beyond. (Check out our recommended reading below for more information!)

African Voices Respond

Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote:

Teju Cole, another Nigerian author (and prolific tweeter) noted the following:

Now it's YOUR turn!

Power Poetry is a space for you to speak to your mind and express your opinions. So let us know: what do YOU think about #BringBackOurGirls? What does the situation mean to you and all of the women in your life? Why is education for girls important? And what would a world where EVERY GIRL had access look like? Is the media frenzy around #BringBackOurGirls fair? And how can we support the girls' families? 

NOTE: As a gentle reminder, at Power Poetry we don't equate Islam with terrorism and we urge you to read one of our favorite poems: Color Me a Terrorist

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WARNING! Some poems contain explicit language.
men do no doubt posses a quiet respectable
4 weeks 1 day ago
kamusta?naaalala mo pa na ako?malamang Hindi na dahil MASAYA ka na,masaya na sa PILING nya.SANA nga ay TOTOO sya sayo dahil kapag nalaman
1 month 1 week ago
 
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I remember when you and dad had no money i bought you a rarrey mama she broke got no money 
1 month 2 weeks ago
I still remember, Nora, the first time you stood In front of me, trying to figure out the little tufts
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