The Resource A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa, Alexis Okeowo

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

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A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa
Title
A moonless, starless sky
Title remainder
ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Okeowo
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo weaves together four narratives of ordinary people doing the extraordinary, forming 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
  • "A masterful, humane work of nonfiction by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo. Casting aside stereotypes and superficial headlines, Okeowo reveals a rich, vivid account of everyday people swept up in the war and extremism -- and how they fight back. Based on the six years she spent living and reporting from across the continent, Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of Africa today: a young Ugandan couple, kidnapping victims of Joseph Kony's LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern slavery; a teenage basketball player flourishing in war-torn Somalia, despite threats against her life; and a dual portrait of a Nigerian girl who escapes the clutches of Boko Haram and a government bureaucrat who decides to take up arms. The first book from one of America's most acclaimed young journalists, A Moonless, Starless Sky 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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Okeowo, Alexis
Dewey number
363.3215096
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV6433.A35
  • HN773.5
LC item number
  • O34 2017
  • .O43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Extremists
  • Abduction
  • Forced marriage
  • Slavery
  • Abduction
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • Human rights workers
  • Political activists
Label
A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa, Alexis Okeowo
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn972386204
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780316382939
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017020071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027523174
  • 40027526189
System control number
(OCoLC)972386204
Label
A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa, Alexis Okeowo
Publication
Copyright
Note
"October 2017"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn972386204
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 240 pages
Isbn
9780316382939
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017020071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
  • 40027523174
  • 40027526189
System control number
(OCoLC)972386204

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