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* ShoutOut: Many story elements are reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and indeed, Onyebuchi pitched the book as "Gundam in Africa".

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* ShoutOut: Many story elements are reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and indeed, Onyebuchi pitched the book as "Gundam [[RecycledInSpace in Africa".Africa]]".

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* ShoutOut: Many story elements are reminiscent of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' and indeed, Onyebuchi pitched the book as "Gundam in Africa".


''War Girls'' is a futuristic reimagining of the Nigerian Civil War, taking place in 2172. Onyii and her adopted younger sister Ify live in a Biafran refuge camp, which gets attacked by Nigerian soldiers. The two are separated, with Onyii becoming a Biafran soldier while Ify has settled into a life studying in Nigeria. Written by Creator/TochiOnyebuchi, this book was published in 2019.

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[[quoteright:298:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/683f4e58_b67a_4aad_9906_d9c590c83085.jpeg]] [[caption-width-right:298:]] ''War Girls'' is a futuristic futuristic reimagining of the Nigerian Civil War, taking place in 2172. Onyii and her adopted younger sister Ify live in a Biafran refuge camp, which gets attacked by Nigerian soldiers. The two are separated, with Onyii becoming a Biafran soldier while Ify has settled into a life studying in Nigeria. Written by Creator/TochiOnyebuchi, this book was published in 2019.

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* HostageSituation: The War Girls capture several traders helping the Nigerians, and negotiate for their release.


* DrivenToSuicide: After [[spoiler: Ginika dies, her abd Golibe shoots himself.]]



* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, and decides to take revenge.]{

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* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, and decides to take revenge.]{]]


* UncertainDoom: The last time [[spoiler: Chinelo]] is seen, she’s in a coma, and it’s never made clear whether she survives or not.

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* UncertainDoom: The last time [[spoiler: Chinelo]] is seen, she’s in a coma, and it’s never made clear whether she survives or not.not.
* YouKilledMyFather: [[spoiler: Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, and decides to take revenge.]{


* {{Revenge}}: Onyii’s main motivation for a large part of the book is to avenge Ify, because she thinks the Nigerians killed her. [[spoiler: When Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, she goes on a revenge quest.]]

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* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler: The Biafrans win the war, but the War Girls have trouble rejoicing after so many of them have died.]]
* {{Revenge}}: Onyii’s main motivation for a large part of the book is to avenge Ify, because she thinks the Nigerians killed her. [[spoiler: When Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, she goes on a revenge quest.]]]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After the War Girls [[spoiler: kill Daurama]], Daren disobeys orders and kills several of them and their abd. Later in the book, Onyii goes to fight the Nigerians on her own after they attack her city.
* UncertainDoom: The last time [[spoiler: Chinelo]] is seen, she’s in a coma, and it’s never made clear whether she survives or not.


* HumongousMecha: Both sides of the war use giant mecha suits to fight.

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* ExplosiveLeash: During a hostage situation, the War Girls strap C-4 to the hostages and threaten to detonate them if the Nigerians attack.
* GrayAndGreyMorality: While both sides have sympathetic characters, both sides also commit rather reprehensible actions.
* HumongousMecha: Both sides of the war use giant mecha suits to fight.fight.
* {{Revenge}}: Onyii’s main motivation for a large part of the book is to avenge Ify, because she thinks the Nigerians killed her. [[spoiler: When Ify learns that Onyii killed her mother, she goes on a revenge quest.]]


* ActionBomb: Near the beginning, a suicide bomber starts the attack on the War Girl camp.



* {{Cyborg}}: Onyii has a robotic arm and eye.

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* CombatByChampion: When Onyii attacks the Nigerians alone, Daren challenges her to a fight to the death. [[spoiler: Onyii wins.]]
* {{Cyborg}}: Onyii has a robotic arm and eye.eye.
* DeathFakedForYou: [[spoiler: When Ify is sentenced to death, Onyii replaces the lethal serum with one that merely knocks her out, then rescues her from the morgue.]]
* HumongousMecha: Both sides of the war use giant mecha suits to fight.


''War Girls'' is a futuristic reimagining of the Nigerian Civil War, taking place in 2172. Onyii and her adopted younger sister Ify live in a Biafran refuge camp, which gets attacked by Nigerian soldiers. The two are separated, with Onyii becoming a Biafran soldier while Ify has settled into a life studying in Nigeria. Written by Creator/TochiOnyebuchi, this book was published in 2019.

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''War Girls'' is a futuristic reimagining of the Nigerian Civil War, taking place in 2172. Onyii and her adopted younger sister Ify live in a Biafran refuge camp, which gets attacked by Nigerian soldiers. The two are separated, with Onyii becoming a Biafran soldier while Ify has settled into a life studying in Nigeria. Written by Creator/TochiOnyebuchi, this book was published in 2019.2019.
!!This work contains examples of:
* AmazonBrigade: The War Girls, a group of female soldiers that includes Onyii.
* ArtificialHuman: The Biafrans construct synthetic soldiers or “synths”. One is assigned to work with each War Girl. They are known as abd.
* ChildSoldier: The abd are children, and Onyii started fighting in the war when she was eight.
* {{Cyborg}}: Onyii has a robotic arm and eye.

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''War Girls'' is a futuristic reimagining of the Nigerian Civil War, taking place in 2172. Onyii and her adopted younger sister Ify live in a Biafran refuge camp, which gets attacked by Nigerian soldiers. The two are separated, with Onyii becoming a Biafran soldier while Ify has settled into a life studying in Nigeria. Written by Creator/TochiOnyebuchi, this book was published in 2019.

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