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A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa

Author: Alexis Okeowo
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents accounts of everyday men and women living amidst war and extremism. -- Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Okeowo
ISBN: 9780316382939 0316382930
OCLC Number: 972386204
Notes: "October 2017"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 240 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Uganda : an LRA love story --
Mauritania : not restrained by chains --
Nigeria : no regrets --
Somalia : war and basketball --
Uganda : in a perfect life --
Mauritania : caravan of freedom --
Nigeria : nobody rescued them --
Somalia : the last two stadiums in Mogadishu.
Responsibility: Alexis Okeowo.

Abstract:

Presents accounts of everyday men and women living amidst war and extremism. -- Provided by publisher.

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer 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. -- Provided by publisher.

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