Hi, my name is Alexis Okeowo. My work has been awarded fellowships and grants from New America, the Alicia Patterson Foundation, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and the International Reporting Project, and has been a finalist for the Livingston Award in International Reporting and the Kurt Schork Award in International Journalism.
E-mail: aboutexodus [at] gmail [dot] com
Speaking/writing inquiries: jauh [at] wylieagency [dot] com
On the Nigerians rising up to fight Boko Haram themselves, for The New York Times Magazine.
Some recent thoughts on living in the time of Ebola, in a country that once had an outbreak of it, in The New York Times: Living With the Terror of Ebola.
My story from September on a radical anti-slavery activist in Mauritania for The New Yorker.
Belatedly, my coverage of Boko Haram’s abduction of 300-plus Nigerian schoolgirls for The New Yorker:
Nigeria’s Stolen Girls and The Troubled Search for Nigeria’s Stolen Girls (on the web).
Missing (in the print magazine).
I have a new page on this site called “In the Media,” which includes some of the television and radio interviews I have given recently.
I was interviewed on my work in Africa and on being a female journalist by the great new venture Foreign Policy Interrupted. Take a look!
I recently spent time among oil thieves in the Niger Delta. I wrote about them, their communities, and the shadow industry of oil theft in Nigeria for Bloomberg Businessweek.