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

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nothing to Envy, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative of Africans, many of them women, who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism.In A Moonless, Starless Sky Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powe...

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  • Taryn
    Liberty, that precious, delicate right, is fleeting in so much of the world. Sometimes it is there for you to take and enjoy; other times it suddenly and violently disappears, as if it never existed in the first place. But there are always people who go looking for that freedom, even at personal ri...
  • Krystal
    The comparison to Katherine Boo's, Behind the Beautiful Forevers made me weary, but I can wholeheartedly confirm that this author's compassion for her characters far surpasses that book!...
  • Jill Dobbe
    An exceptional and well written book about people fighting for basic human rights in four distinct African countries. The four compelling stories included in this book are the accounts of what the author experienced while living and working in Uganda, Nigeria, Mauritania, and Somalia. The stories an...
  • Ifeyinwa
    Gathering my thoughts on how to articulate why this book disappointed me. ...
  • Dayle (the literary llama)
    RATING: ★★★★★ / 4.5 Stars!REVIEW: I received this book for free from Hachette Books in exchange for an honest review.I love non-fiction but there aren't a lot of non-fiction books that interest me. I'm particular about my choices, mainly the author, because a great subject c...
  • Sara-Jayne
    What a beautiful, eye opening collection of stories. This nonfiction book from Alexis Okeowo was impossible to put down. She effortlessly weaves together stories from four different countries in modern day Africa (Uganda, Mauritania, Nigeria, and Somalia), detailing atrocious experiences with frankn...
  • Alison
    One really gets a feeling for what it is like to lose ones freedom and dreams. The Author, who was born in the USA but of Nigerian parents, decided she wanted to go back to her families roots and take a fellowship with Princeton-in-Africa. This book is a result of her time there and it is about ordi...
  • Lynecia
    2.5 stars. *Review below*I was so absorbed by the personal stories of some of the people in Alexis Okeowo’s book, that more than once, I almost missed my stop on the subway whilst reading it. Her subjects traverse the continent -- Uganda in the East, Nigeria to the West; northward to Mauritania...
  • Valerie
    There were two quotes from the preface that set the tone for this book perfectly:They are not only activists and vigilantes, but also ordinary people. I became interested in subtler forms of resistance, ways of fighting that are not easy to notice. Preserving your way of life amid extreme situations...

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