A moonless, starless sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

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WINNER OF THE 2018 PEN OPEN BOOK AWARD "A rich and urgently necessary book" ( New York Times Book Review) , A Moonless, Starless Sky is a masterful, humane work of journalism by Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism. In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo 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.
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subject_facet Abduction -- Nigeria, Abduction -- Uganda, Extremists -- Africa, Sub-Saharan, Forced marriage -- Uganda, Human rights workers -- Africa, Islamic fundamentalism -- Nigeria, Islamic fundamentalism -- Somalia, Political activists -- Africa, Slavery -- Mauritania
title_display A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa
title_full A Moonless, Starless Sky Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa, A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa / Alexis Okeowo
title_short A moonless, starless sky :
title_sub Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa
topic_facet Abduction, Extremists, Forced marriage, Human rights workers, Islamic fundamentalism, Nonfiction, Political activists, Politics, Slavery, Sociology, Women's Studies