In A Moonless, Starless Sky, Alexis Okeowo weaves together four narratives that form a powerful tapestry of modern Africa: a young Ugandan couple, both kidnapping victims of Joseph Kony’s LRA; a Mauritanian waging a lonely campaign against modern-day slavery; women basketball players flourishing amid war-torn Somalia, despite threats against their lives; and a dual portrait of a young Nigerian girl who escapes the clutches of Boko Haram and a government clerk who decides to fight back. 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.


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