Hello, my name is Alexis Okeowo. I am a journalist and screenwriter. I wrote a book called A MOONLESS, STARLESS SKY: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa.
I contributed to a National Geographic package that was a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. My work has also been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing 2017 and The Best American Travel Writing 2017, and been awarded fellowships and grants from New America, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the International Reporting Project.
I have lectured at universities and conferences, and am available for speaking engagements on extremism, African politics and cultures, politics and race relations in the Deep South, conflict reporting, journalism, and other related issues. I used to live in Uganda, Mexico, and Nigeria. I now live in Brooklyn.