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Alexis Okeowo

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Alexis Okeowo was born in Houston and grew up in Montgomery, Alabama.

Average rating: 4.07 · 687 ratings · 119 reviews · 1 distinct workSimilar authors
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4.07 avg rating — 687 ratings — published 2017 — 11 editions
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A Moonless, Starless Sky by Alexis Okeowo
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“The boys can play football on the road, on the streets, but it doesn’t look good to a community if girls are playing sports outside.”
Alexis Okeowo, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa

“Liberty had at first left her disoriented, unsure if she could be on her own, and then it opened her”
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“There was something about a group of girls, urgently devoted to scoring a goal, or making a basket, through any means necessary, scuffling, pushing, and pulling, that deeply offended men who couldn’t stand to see women with both strength and agency.”
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