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Boko Haram

Works: 242 works in 415 publications in 2 languages and 19,366 library holdings
Classifications: HV643.N62, 363.32509669
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Searching for Boko Haram : a history of violence in Central Africa by Scott MacEachern( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"For the past decade, Boko Haram has relentlessly terrorized northeastern Nigeria. Few if any explanations for the rise of this violent insurgent group look beyond its roots in worldwide jihadism and recent political conflicts in central Africa. Searching for Boko Haram is the first book to examine the insurgency within the context of centuries, millennia even, of cultural change in the region. The book surveys the deep history of the lands south of Lake Chad, richly documented in archaeology and texts, to show how ancient natural and cultural events can aid in our understanding of Boko Haram's present agenda. The land's historical narrative stretches back five centuries, with cultural origins that plunge even deeper into the past. One important feature of this past is the phenomenon of frontiers and borderlands. In striking ways, Boko Haram resembles the frontier slave raiders and warlords who figure in precolonial and colonial writings on the southern Lake Chad Basin. Presently, these accounts are paralleled by the activity of smugglers, bandits (coupeurs de route--"road cutters"), and tax evaders. The borderlands of these countries are today places where the state often refuses to exercise its full authority because of the profits and opportunities illicit relationships afford state officials and bureaucrats. For the local community, Boko Haram's actions are readily understandable in terms of slave raids and borderlands. They are not mysterious and unprecedented eruptions of violence and savagery, but--as the book argues--recognizable phenomena within the contexts of local politics and history. Written from the perspective of an author who has worked in this part of Africa for more than thirty years, Searching for Boko Haram provides vital historical context to the recent rise of this terroristic force, and counters misperceptions of their activities and of the region as a whole."--Publisher's description
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Alternative Names
BH (Boko Haram)

Bòkó Àráámùù

Boko Haram A branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

Boko Haram islāmisma teroristu grupējums Nigērijas ziemeļaustrumos

Boko Haram nigeriansk jihadistgrupp

Boko Haram organisatie uit Nigeria

Boko Haram terroristische Gruppierung im Norden Nigerias

Boko Harram

Būkū Ḥarām

Congregation and People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet's Teachings and Jihad

Congregation and People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad

Die der Verbreitung der Lehren des Propheten und dem Djihad Verpflichteten

Ǧamāʿaẗ ahl al-sunnaẗ lil-daʾwaẗ wa al-ǧihād

Gama'at Ahl as-Sunna Li-d-da'wa wa-l-Gihad

Jama'a Ahl al-Sunnah Li-da'wa wa al-Jihad

Jamāʻat Ahl al-Sunnah li-Daʻwah wa-l-Jihād

Jamāʻat Ahl al-Sunnah lil-Daʻwatihi wa-al-Jihād

Jamaʼatu Ahlis Sunna Liddaʼawati Wal-Jihad

Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lida'awati Wal-Jihad

Jamaʼatul Alhul Sunnah Liddaʼwati wal jihad

JAS (Jama'atu Ahlisunnah Lida'awati Wal-Jihad)

Nigerian Taliban

People committed to the propagation of the Prophet's teachings and Jihad

Peuple engagé dans la propagation de l'enseignement du Prophète et du jihad

Talibans nigérians

Vereinigung der Sunniten für den Ruf zum Islam und den Djihad

Μπόκο Χαράμ

Боко харам

בוקו חראם ארגון טרור מוסלמי בניגריה

بوكو حرام

بوكو حرام جماعة مسلحة

بوکو حرام


بۆکۆ حەرام

جماعة أهل السنّة للدعوة و الجهاد

جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد

बोको हराम

বোকো হারাম

ਬੋਕੋ ਹਰਾਮ

போகோ அராம்

ಬೊಕೊ ಹರಮ್

ബോകോ ഹറം

බෝකෝ හරාම්


보코 하람



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