We love us some Titilope Sonuga and we’re pretty excited about her latest project – a new book titled ‘This Is How We Disappear’.
This Is How We Disappear is an exploration of the disappearance of women, both in the literal and metaphoric sense, written by Titilope Sonuga, while living in Lagos, Nigeria at the time of the Chibok abductions.
On the night of April 14, 2014, 276 girls were kidnapped from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria by terrorist organization Boko Haram. Before the global outrage and the viral, Bring Back Our Girls movement pleading for their return, there was a deafening silence. This is How We Disappear is Titilope Sonuga’s reckoning with this quiet vanishing.
With powerful grace, she reaches into a larger truth about the many ways a woman can disappear; into her body, into her mind, into the earth, uncovering a culture of silence that spans generations.
From Nigeria to Canada and back again, Sonuga charts her own migration patterns across the globe, negotiating loss, grief and the journey from girlhood into womanhood.
This is How We Disappear is a celebration of the legacy of womanhood, magic making and shapeshifting as daring acts of survival.