Out October 3. More about it here.
An excerpt in The New Yorker.
Barnes and Noble
“Evocative and affecting.”―Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Remarkable…. Okeowo writes with beauty and grace…. Refreshingly, she does not give in to easy answers…. Clear-eyed, lyrical, observant, and compassionate—reportage at its finest.”―Kirkus (starred review)
“A Moonless, Starless Sky is a captivating look at the on-the- ground effects of extremist groups and the people who live their lives in spite of them.”—Booklist
My latest story, about the South African woman responsible for watching over the people who once liberated the country, is in the New York Times Magazine.
“But poverty of what? Poverty of material does not mean poverty of ideas. Poverty of material does not mean poverty of thought; it doesn’t mean poverty of relationship. In my ethnic origin, the Yoruba people, we have about 30 words for wealth. And only one talks about money.”
— Adéwálé Àjàdí on The Takeaway
My latest long story is about the city that’s the love of my life and the bane of my existence: Lagos. Read here at Granta about the efforts to turn it into a modern megacity.
I wrote about the electric new film ‘Girlhood,’ one of the best films I’ve seen this year (and last).