Alexis Okeowo

staff writer The New Yorker

Alexis Okeowo is a staff writer for the New Yorker and a screenwriter. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Financial Times, Time, and Fortune, among many other publications. The daughter of immigrant parents, Okeowo grew up in Alabama and attended Princeton University. She was based in Lagos, Nigeria, from 2012 to 2015, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her first book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism In Africa, is a vivid narrative of Africans who are courageously resisting their continent’s wave of fundamentalism. It is a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice and has been named a finalist for a Pen America Literary Award.

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