In the age of social media activism, it’s easy to give any cause there 15 minutes, sign a petition and quickly move on to the next cause. Poet Khafi Kareem wrote a letter to then-president Good Luck Jonathan of Nigeria during the #bringbackourgirls campaign when 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram. Despite international outcry, and 57 of the schoolgirls escaping, the remaining 219 have yet to be rescued and public interest has died down.
Khafi Kareem now presents a poem to current president Nigerian Buhari to remember the girls and do what the president that preceded him couldn’t, and bring back the girls. The poem also reveals just how short our collective outrage and interest is as we move from one cause to another.