A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women And Men Fighting Extremism In Africa by Alexis Okeowo

A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women And Men Fighting Extremism In Africa

byAlexis Okeowo

Hardcover | October 3, 2017

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In the tradition ofBehind the Beautiful ForeversandNothing to Envy, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism byNew Yorkerstaff writer Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative of Africans, many of them women, who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism.

InA Moonless, Starless SkyOkeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young couple, kidnap victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; a women's basketball team flourishing amid war-torn Somalia; and a vigilante who takes up arms against the extremist group Boko Haram. This debut book by one of America's most acclaimed young journalists illuminates the inner lives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary--lives that are too often hidden, underreported, or ignored by the rest of the world.

About The Author

Alexis Okeowois a staff writer forThe New Yorkerand a fellow at the New America Foundation. Her work has appeared inThe New Yorker, theNew York Times Magazine, theFinancial Times,Time, andFortune, among many other publications. Born in Alabama, Okeowo is a graduate of Princeton University. She was based in Lagos, Nigeria from 2012 to 2...

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Title:A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women And Men Fighting Extremism In AfricaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316382930

ISBN - 13:9780316382939

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"Evocative and affecting.... Okeowo's in-depth,perceptive reporting gives a voice to ... extraordinarily courageous--andresilient--women and men."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)