Buried Beneath the Baobab Tree - Pages 103 - 148 Summary & Analysis

Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
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In “Gone,” it is revealed that Ya Ta did not escape Boko Haram. While Boko Haram killed her father and most of her brothers, they spared her and her youngest brother, Jacob. Ya Ta tries to feel grateful that she is not alone, and that she is with Sarah and Aisha. Ya Ta thanks god for sparing Success and Mama’s lives.

Ya Ta and the girls are taken to the Sambisa forest, where they will be held in captivity. A leader tells the girls not to run away as there are land mines everywhere around them. When the leader announces that they will convert to Islam, Ya Ta is resistant; she likes being Christian. Faced with a gun, however, Ya Ta relents. She and Sarah promise to convert. Magdalene, however, refuses. She sings Christian hymns even as they drag her away to...

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