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A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

I have had this book on my book wish list for quite awhile now, and finally ordered it. I was not disappointed. This book is a collection of 4 stories of women and men in different African countries and some of the struggles that they have faced just trying to live their everday lives. From… Continue reading A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremisim in Africa by Alexis Okeowo

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The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Hunger is based on the real events surrounding the disappearance of the Donner Party in the mid 1840s as they tried to pioneer their way across the USA to California in hopes of a better life. The Hunger followed a few different characters quite closely, which I enjoyed, and the story itself was excellent.… Continue reading The Hunger by Alma Katsu

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A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett

*trigger warning: r*pe, abuse* This is the chillingly true story of a Canadian journalist (Lindhout) who upon journeying to southern Somalia to report on the war there, was captured and held for ransom. It includes backstory leading up to her becoming a journalist, meeting the photographer who was kidnapped along with her, the abuse and… Continue reading A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett