Waiting on Wednesday | #84


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating. Click on the cover for the link to its Goodreads page.

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree

It is expected to be published on September 4, 2018, by Katherine Tegen Books.

I don’t see people talking about this book. I cannot remember where I first found out about this novel but the synopsis! It sounds like an amazing novel. This novel was written after interviews with young women who went through this horrible experience. It is going to be heartbreaking and beautiful. The novel also includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.

The cover is so beautiful. With the sun (or the moon?) in the background, we can clearly see the shape of a young woman among the branches. I love the green background, it isn’t overwhelming other designs, such as the tree and the ground. I love the typography in this one. It isn’t flowery but unique enough to stand out among novels in the bookstore. 

Based on interviews with young women who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, this poignant novel by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani tells the timely story of one girl who was taken from her home in Nigeria and her harrowing fight for survival. Includes an afterword by award-winning journalist Viviana Mazza.

A new pair of shoes, a university degree, a husband — these are the things that a girl dreams of in a Nigerian village. 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.

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.



6 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday | #84

    • Nicole @ booksinked says:

      I’m glad to hear that! 🙂 I only saw at least one Booktuber talking about this book. I have a feeling it’ll be one of underrated novels. I cannot wait for me to read this book.


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