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

In the tradition of Behind the Beautiful Forevers and Nothing to Envy, this is a masterful, humane work of literary journalism by New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo a vivid narrative of Africans, many of them women, who are courageously resisting their continent s wave of fundamentalism.In A Moo

Sahara

Michael Palin s epic voyages have seen him circumnavigate the globe, travel from the North to the South Pole and circle the countries of the Pacific Ocean This was perhaps the greatest challenge yet to cross the vast and merciless Sahara desert.Shrugging aside the perils of camel stew and being ru

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In February 1983 Ted Edwards completed a nineteen day trek of 350 miles across the waterless empty quarter of the South Western Sahara the longest self sufficient solo camel journey in history This is his story and it recounts not only the trek from Araouane to Oualata, but also the hazards of its