Articles by Sarah A. Topol

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The Schoolteacher and the Genocide
Sarah A. Topol – The New York Times Magazine, 12 Aug 2019

8 Aug 2019 – He dreamed of educating the children in his village. But soon he learned that it was dangerous for the Rohingya to dream.

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Trained to Kill: How Four Boy Soldiers Survived Boko Haram
Sarah A. Topol – The New York Times Magazine, 26 Jun 2017

25 Jun 2017 – The four children, from a fishing village in Nigeria, were among thousands abducted by Boko Haram and trained as soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were. The names of the children in this article have been changed to protect them against retaliation from Boko Haram, the Nigerian government and their own community. No other details about the children or their situation have been changed.

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