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Girls at War Summary

Girls at War begins with the narrator explaining the first time that Reginald Nwankwo, a high-ranking Nigerian official, and Gladys, an attractive young woman, met. She is attempting to volunteer to fight in the war, and he is rejecting her.

The second time they meet is when Reginald is passing through a roadblock during the war. Normally, he can pass through these impediments without issue, but this time the agent, Gladys, insists on searching his vehicle. He submits begrudgingly, eventually recognizing the young woman. Her diligence reinvigorates his desire for victory in the war.

Eighteen months later, Reginald is intercepting some food aid at an air strip to deliver to his family. He feels bad about taking food intended for refugees, but his family must eat. As he is being driven away from the strip, Reginald notices Gladys standing by the side of...

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