Alexis Okeowo: A Moonless, Starless Sky
Tuesday October 2: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a copy of A Moonless, Starless Sky or a $5 gift card in-store at the Strand's main floor registers or at the door to attend. This event will take place in the Photography section on the Strand's 2nd floor, accessible via the stairs or elevator in the main store on 12th Street above Broadway.
"A rich and urgently necessary book" (New York Times Book Review), A Moonless, Starless Sky is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo--a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent's wave of fundamentalism.
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.
Join us in the second floor art department as Alexis shares her book.