Alexis Okeowo

Alexis Okeowo


Alexis Okeowo is the author of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa, which received the 2018 PEN/Open Book Award. They are a staff writer at The New Yorker. Their work has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Travel Writing, and they have received fellowships from The Robert B. Silvers Foundation, Yaddo, Civitella Ranieri Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, the Russell Sage Foundation, the International Women’s Media Foundation, New America, and the Alicia Patterson Foundation. They are writing a book about Alabama.

Buy Alexis Okeowo’s latest book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africaon Amazon.

Events with Alexis Okeowo

[CANCELED] Ishmael Beah Speaks with Alexis Okeowo

05 May 2020
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

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