Saving Nigerian Girls: A Critical Reflection on Girl-Saving Campaigns in the Colonial and Neoliberal Eras

@article{George2018SavingNG,
  title={Saving Nigerian Girls: A Critical Reflection on Girl-Saving Campaigns in the Colonial and Neoliberal Eras},
  author={Abosede A. George},
  journal={Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism},
  year={2018},
  volume={17},
  pages={309 - 324}
}
  • Abosede A. George
  • Published 1 November 2018
  • History
  • Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism
Abstract:This essay discusses girl-saving campaigns in Nigerian history, focusing on the two that have been most extensively documented: the girl hawker project of the early twentieth century, which climaxed with the 1943 passage of the first hawking ban in Nigeria, and the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, which started in 2014 and is still ongoing. Though separated by time and space, in order to inspire salvationist impulses in their respective audiences both campaigns have relied on a gendered… 
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