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Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo is a staff writer at The New Yorker who has reported on conflict, human rights, and culture across Africa, as well as from Mexico and the American South. Their feature “Tainted Earth” won the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Philip D. Reed Environmental Writing Award in 2022. Okeowo is the author of the book “A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa,” which received the 2018 PEN Open Book Award. Their work has also been anthologized in “The Best American Sports Writing” (2017) and “The Best American Travel Writing” (2017). Okeowo has previously contributed to the Times MagazineBloomberg Businessweek, and the Financial Times. In 2020, Okeowo was named journalist of the year by the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

June 27, 2020