How Alexis Okeowo is challenging ‘white saviour’ reporting

Alexis Okeowo is an American journalist and writer with Nigerian roots. She took an internship at a newspaper in the East African country Uganda. Slowly but surely the continent of her parents started to manifest itself in her life and work.

Often she travelled to Africa, to visit, to research, to listen, to write. In this article the writer of A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa talks about her work and her ideas about the white saviour.

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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