A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa – an extraordinary work of literary journalism by Alexis Okeowo
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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.
A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa is the debut book from Alexis Okeowo, one of America’s most acclaimed young journalists.
Okeowo creates a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent’s wave of fundamentalism.
“A rich and urgently necessary book.” – New York Times Book Review
“Absolutely essential reading, period.” – Alexandra Fuller, bestselling author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight
Okeowo is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a fellow at New America. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Financial Times, Time, and Fortune, among many other publications. The daughter of immigrant parents, Okeowo grew up in Alabama and attended Princeton University. She was based in Lagos, Nigeria, from 2012 to 2015, and now lives in Brooklyn.
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