_MG_9116rsHi, my name is Alexis Okeowo and I’m a writer based in New York but often traveling. I used to live and get in trouble in Nigeria, Mexico, and Uganda. I’m joining The New Yorker as a staff writer, and I’m working on a book about ordinary people standing up to extremism in Africa. And yes, I really grew up in Alabama.

E-mail: aboutexodus [at] gmail [dot] com

Speaking inquiries: Jin Auh, jauh [at] wylieagency [dot] com