A Moonless, Starless Sky (Alexis Okeowo)

  “Nobody rescued them. I want you to stress this point. Nobody rescued them. They escaped on their own accord. This is painful, you know?”

“Nobody rescued them. I want you to stress this point. Nobody rescued them. They escaped on their own accord. This is painful, you know?”

U.S.A. / 2017

These words were spoken by a Nigerian government official who monitored the 276 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. His plea reveals the urgency of journalist Alexis Okeowo’s work in A Moonless, Starless Sky. This quote stuck with me. I truly loved this book. Read my full review of A Moonless, Starless Sky here.