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

Authored by: Alexis Okeowo

Categories: Human Rights, Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Countering Violent Extremism, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), Violent Extremism
Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
Year: 2018
Citation: Okeowo, Alexis. "A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa." Hachette Books. 2018.

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Executive Summary

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.