Alexis Okeowo who spend a lot of time as a journalist in Africa was growing very used to the stories of victimhood that usually come out of Africa so she wanted to report on the brave Africans who stand up to exremism and other injustices in Africa. Alexis started focusing on the people who were actually fighting back against these injustices which is a very brave thing to do in Africa. She wanted to paint a different picture of Africans.
- A journalist has written a book focusing on uplifting experiences from her time covering Africa.
- She wrote the book when she recognized that many of her news story subjects were rising up to resist terrible situations.
- Writing the book helped her focus on the good things people were doing, rather than the disorder and discord.
“In her new book, A Moonless, Starless Sky, the 2006 Princeton University grad writes instead about ordinary Africans who are standing up to extremism, people who are in their own ways resisting religious and cultural fundamentalism in acts of everyday bravery.”