Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Monday, May 05, 2014

Nigeria's stolen girls--

Here's a useful #bringbackourgirls page: http://en.minguo.info/. Here's Teju Cole (@tejucole) on the lost schoolgirls and Nigeria aka his Surrealistan. https://twitter.com/tejucole/timelines/462974573135536128.

Update: They knew. They knew.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/press-releases/nigerian-authorities-failed-to-act-on-warnings-about-boko-haram-raid-on-school

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