Alexis Okeowo - A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

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In her first book, Okeowo gives us four closely observed and meticulously reported narratives of today’s Africa. She introduces a young couple who were kidnapped by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army, follows a Mauritian who has dedicated his life to fighting slavery, a vigilante combatting Boko Haram, and a Somalian women’s basketball team carrying on despite war. Each story gives a picture of the continent at its most troubling and its most inspiring. For every villain, there are several heroes, usually ordinary people acting on principle, and Okeowo, a New Yorker staff writer, fellow at New America, and the American daughter of Nigerian immigrants, offers an unforgettable portrait of each of them.

 

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Non Fiction
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316382939
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Published: Hachette Books - October 3rd, 2017

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