Earlier this year, I spent nearly a month in Maiduguri working on this story for the @nytmag Please give @sarahtopol 's deeply reported and nuanced story a read. Thanks.
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Four boys from Baga, a fishing village in northeastern Nigeria, were among thousands of children abducted by Boko Haram and trained as child soldiers. They learned to survive, but only by forgetting who they were. @glennagordon photographed one of the boys, Zanna, for this week's cover story by @sarahtopol. The names of the children were changed to protect them against retaliation from Boko Haram, the Nigerian government and their own community. For the same reason, @glennagordon's photos were cropped. “That small part of the face of this boy who was kidnapped at 13 by Boko Haram is all that was safe to show,” writes Jake Silverstein, our editor in chief. Click on the link in our profile to read the story — which was created with support from @pulitzercenter — and to see more photos by @glennagordon.